TSB Annual Report tabled in Parliament

GATINEAU, QC, June 12, 2015 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada's (TSB) 2014-2015 Annual Report was tabled yesterday in Parliament. On this 25th anniversary year, the report highlights a history of accomplishments and the important work the TSB has done to advance transportation safety on Canada's waterways, along its pipelines and railways, and in the sky.

This year's Annual Report features a number of major achievements from the past year including:

  • a summary of all the investigation reports released during 2014-15;
  • highlights of the 2014 edition of our Watchlist, which identifies those issues posing the greatest risk to Canada's transportation system;
  • an update on railway safety actions taken following the release of the Lac-Mégantic investigation report;
  • a brief summary of activities related to the TSB's confidential reporting program SECURITAS;
  • a summary of the organization's 164 outreach activities undertaken; and
  • a list of communications activities (by the numbers).

As usual, the report also spotlights the Board's active recommendations (11 of which have been reassessed and given our highest rating of Fully Satisfactory), as well as other areas where progress hasn't been as far-reaching as we'd like, and where the regulator must work with industry stakeholders to implement further improvements.

Throughout our 25-year history, Canada and the transportation industry have changed significantly. However, one thing has stayed constant: the TSB's determination to find out what happened, and why.

"Going forward, we plan to build on the successful legacy of the past 25 years: investigating accidents from coast to coast to coast, and then making sure those best placed to effect change are informed of what happened and what else needs to be done to prevent similar accidents from happening again," said Kathy Fox, Chair of the TSB.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

The TSB is online at www.tsb.gc.ca. Keep up to date through RSS, Twitter (@TSBCanada), YouTube, Flickr and our blog.

 

SOURCE Transportation Safety Board of Canada

For further information: Transportation Safety Board of Canada, Media Relations, 819-994-8053, media@tsb.gc.ca

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