Let’s Talk Rail Safety – Safety Culture Policy Statement

Current status: Closed

Open on July 20, 2021 and will be closed on September 20, 2021.

In response to Recommendation 2 of the 2018 Railway Safety Act Review, Transport Canada has developed a Safety Culture Policy Statement.

The proposed policy statement defines the term "safety culture" and includes a framework that supports the concept. Both Transport Canada and the rail industry can use it to help better understand the challenges of creating a positive safety culture. It can also help identify things that need to be improved.

Join in: how to participate

To submit comments and questions, register at Let’s Talk Transportation.

Who is the focus of this consultation

All Canadians are invited to participate in the consultation. Those who may be especially interested in participating include:

  • Railway companies
  • The Rail Association of Canada
  • Rail Unions

Key questions for discussion

Discussion questions:

  1. Do you think the Safety Culture Policy Statement will help improve safety in the industry? Why or why not?
  2. Do you agree with the positive and negative influences described in the Policy Statement for the promotion of a good safety culture framework? Why or why not?

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Contact us

Transport Canada
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330 Sparks St.
Ottawa ON K1A 0N5