CALGARY — 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 April 28, at 11 a.m. local time.
“Safety has always been and will always be our number one priority,” said Ed Harris, Canadian Pacific Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. “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.”
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 Harris. “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 in 11 of the last 13 years.
To pay a special tribute to Canadian Pacific employees who have lost their lives or suffered injury while at work, a commemorative plaque, that was jointly created by CP employees and unions, will be unveiled at a ceremony at Canadian Pacific’s Calgary headquarters.
As the International Day of Mourning occurs during Rail Safety Week in Canada, the Canadian Pacific Police Service will also conduct safety enforcement and awareness blitzes across our network to highlight the importance of safety around railway property in the communities in which we operate.