CALGARY, April 27 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific employees and trains will pause in silence to commemorate men and women who have been injured or have lost their lives in the workplace on Thursday, April 28, at 11 a.m. local time.
"Safety has always been and will always be our number one priority," said Brock Winter, Canadian Pacific Senior Vice-President of Engineering and Mechanical. "Each year we remember those employees who have lost their lives or suffered injury in occupational incidents. Ultimately, this day heightens awareness and strengthens workplace safety."
Across a North American rail network that spans 16,000-miles, trains, locomotive crews, mechanical and operations employees in CP yards, engineering employees along our track and office workers will all stop in safe locations to observe a moment of silence followed by one loud, united honorary whistle salute.
"The silence and pause allows employees to reflect on the pivotal importance of safety in the workplace," added Winter. "Canadian Pacific's strong on-the-job safety record is a testament to the dedicated joint union-management Occupational Health and Safety teams across our rail network."
Measured by train incidents, CP has been North America's safest railroad for 11 of the last 13 years.
May 2-8 is Rail Safety Week in Canada and members of the Canadian Pacific Police Service across our network will conduct more then 100 safety and enforcement blitzes in communities across Canada highlighting the importance of safety around railway property.
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SOURCE Canadian Pacific