Rail Safety Week (Sept 23rd - 29th)
Canada’s Rail Safety Week aims at increasing the awareness of the importance of safe behavior near railroad tracks. Following last year’s successful campaign, Universal Rail Systems again looks forward to celebrating this important week with you and your family. Every year, Canadians are seriously injured or killed as a result of railway crossings or trespassing incidents. According to the Canadian Rail Safety Organization - Operation LifeSaver, in 2019 alone, across Canada, there have been:
85 INCIDENTS - 19 FATALITIES - 10 SERIOUS INJURIES
What simple steps can people take to stay safe around trains and railway property?
• Stay at a safe distance from trains and off railway property and track.
• Don’t use train tracks as shortcuts.
• Always obey railway signs and signals. Look. Listen. Live.
To further promote Rail Safety Week our Health and Safety Department will be sponsoring an Employee Family Rail Safety Coloring / Activity Sheet Contest! Contact your local Health and Safety Representative or check out our social media pages for more details!
Remember - We all share in the responsibility when it comes to rail safety.