National Day of Mourning

Today we commemorate the National Day of Mourning. We will observe a minute of silence at 10 a.m. out of respect to the men and women who were killed, injured or who suffered illnesses due to workplace-related hazards and incidents. Like me, you’ll hear a lot about the physical injuries, but injuries can also be psychological.

Mental Health and the Railway

“Having a hand in someone’s death, and the everlasting effects that come with it, is the last thing on your mind when you go to work in the morning,” said John, a conductor who asked to remain anonymous. “I still remember it like it was yesterday, probably because I think…

Five Little Ways To Help Build Up Canada

Building and maintaining strong communities in the modern world may seem difficult, as we are all increasingly immersed in our own lives, families and technologies. There are many ways to positively impact your community.

Video: Rail Fatigue

Last Saturday, Global 16×9 aired an in-depth piece about fatigue in the rail industry. Things are so bad that many engineers and conductors have to stay awake for 18-20 hours and be on call 24/7