Minister of Transport issues statement launching public consultation to improve safety culture in Canada’s rail industry
OTTAWA, ON, July 20, 2021 / CNW / – The Minister of Transport, the Honorable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement regarding Transport Canada’s latest efforts to improve the safety culture of from Canada railway industry:
“The government of Canada is committed to keeping communities safe and secure across the country, which is why we continue to look for ways to improve rail safety.
“Today, Transport Canada launched a public consultation on the Let’s talk about transport Web page to assess opinions on improving safety culture within from Canada the railway industry.
“The safety culture stems from organizations that develop shared values, actions and behaviors, as well as a sense of collective responsibility and commitment to upholding safety standards.
“Transport Canada commits to take the lead in developing a safety culture policy statement for the rail industry in response to a 2018 recommendation Railway Safety Act review, recognizing that improvements in safety culture must be led by railways with ministry support.
“The draft policy statement is intended to open a dialogue and encourage continued collaboration between Transport Canada, railways, industry associations, labor organizations and academia, while helping to position from Canada railways to meet the challenges of the next decade.
“We know that a positive safety culture is a key part of a safe rail system and a necessary factor for continuous improvement. Transport Canada work with the rail industry and other key stakeholders towards a final safety culture policy statement for the from Canada railway, which provides a framework to help rail companies understand and meet the challenges of creating a good safety culture.
“Public consultation is a key element in developing a strong cultural policy statement for from Canada railway industry.
“I encourage Canadians to provide their comments on the draft declaration to from Canada the rail industry because every voice and opinion counts.
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For further information: Contacts: Allison St-Jean, Press Secretary, Office of the Honorable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-290-8656, [email protected]; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055, [email protected]