CALGARY, April 28, 2012 /CNW/ - This morning (Saturday April 28), at 11 a.m. local time, Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) employees will pause for a moment of silence to commemorate men and woman who have been injured or have lost their lives in the workplace.
"The safety and security of our employees and the communities where we operate has always been CP's number one priority," said Mike Franczak, Canadian Pacific's Chief Operations Officer and EVP Operations.
Across a North American rail network that spans about 15,000-miles, 6 provinces and 13 states, all CP workers, mechanical and operations employees in CP yards and train crews will pause to observe a moment of silence, followed by one loud, united honorary whistle salute from CP trains that have been brought to a safe stop.
"This day allows employees to reflect upon the importance of safety in the workplace and the pivotal role they play in creating a safe work environment," added Franczak. "Canadian Pacific's on-the-job safety record is a testament to the dedicated joint union-management Occupational Health and Safety teams across our rail network."
CP has been recognized the safest class 1 railway in North America for the past six consecutive years and 12 out of the past 14 years.
The Canadian Pacific Police Service (CPPS) will also be taking their safety message to the streets across the CP network during Rail Safety Week in Canada, which runs from April 30 to May 6. The CPPS will conduct more than 100 enforcement and education activities highlighting the importance of public safety around railway property.
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