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Title Description Subject Type Published
Rules Respecting Track Safety Rules respecting track safety Rules respecting track safety Rule
Marshalling Guidelines for Safe Operation of Freight Trains Marshalling Guidelines for Safe Operation of Freight Trains Marshalling Guidelines for Safe Operation of Freight Trains Study
Rules Respecting Key Trains and Key Routes Rules Respecting Key Trains and Key Routes. February 22, 2021 version Transportation safety; Legislation Rule
Study on the Factors that Increase the Severity of the Outcomes for Derailments Involving Dangerous Goods and Identification of Mitigation Measures Study on the Factors that Increase the Severity of the Outcomes for Derailments Involving Dangerous Goods and Identification of Mitigation Measures National Research Council Canada (NRC) Study Study
Canadian Rail Operating Rules These rules prescribe operating requirements for employees involved in the movement of trains in Canada. Rail safety Rule
Grade Crossings - Handbook This document is developed to provide guidance on the engineering best practices and requirements for safety at or around grade crossings, and is to be used as a complement to the requirements found in the Grade Crossings Regulations, and therefore, the incorporated by reference Grade Crossings Standards made pursuant to the Railway Safety Act. Grade crossings Guideline
Railway Equipment Reflectorization Rules These rules prescribe the minimum standards governing the specifications and the application of retroreflective material on railway equipment. The scope of these Rules applies to all railway companies subject to the jurisdiction of Transport Canada pursuant to the Railway Safety Act. Rail safety Rule
Railway Medical Rules for Positions Critical to Safe Railway Operations These rules define the Medical Fitness for Duty requirements for Safety Critical Positions within railway companies subject to the jurisdiction of Transport Canada pursuant to the Railway Safety Act. Rail safety Rule
Work/Rest Rules for Railway Operating Employees (2011) These rules define the requirements for hours of work and rest for such persons pursuant to section 20 (1) of the Railway Safety Act. These rules apply to operating railway companies and operating employees of railway companies. Rail safety Rule
Grade Crossings Regulations: what you need to know Under the Grade Crossings Regulations, railway companies, road authorities and private authorities share responsibility for managing the safety at federally-regulated grade crossings. Railway safety Guideline