OTTAWA, ON, July 20, 2021 /CNW/ - The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement regarding Transport Canada’s latest efforts to improve the safety culture of Canada’s rail industry:
“The Government of Canada is committed to the safety and security of communities 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 Transportation Web page to gauge views on improving the safety culture within Canada’s rail industry.
“Safety culture comes from organizations developing shared values, actions and behaviours, along with a sense of collective responsibility and commitment to upholding the standard of safety.
“Transport Canada is committed to taking the lead on developing a safety culture policy statement for the railway industry in response to a recommendation from the 2018 Railway Safety Act review, recognizing that safety culture improvements must be driven by railway companies with support by the department.