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Political deadlock ties up train safety measures

May 15, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A controversial proposal touted as a way to help railways manage risk has put the Canada’s transport minister at odds with the Senate. If passed into law, Bill C-49 would make voice and video recorders mandatory in locomotives in Canada.

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Risk management still a concern post-Lac Mégantic

January 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Risk management continues to be an issue for major Canadian railways, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said Wednesday in an investigation report into a freight train collision in Alberta. The report came just days before a jury acquitted

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TSB calls on aviation regulator to ‘reduce the risk of impairment’ of flight crew

November 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s aviation industry should have a “comprehensive substance abuse program” that includes drug and alcohol testing of workers in safety-sensitive positions, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada recommended in a recent accident report. In 2015, two commercial pilots were killed

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TSB recommends vessel operators’ safety management systems be audited by external parties

September 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Vessel operators’ safety management systems should include standard operating procedures for low visibility conditions, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in an investigation report released Thursday. On June 29, 2016, a Halifax-based sightseeing vessel with 39 people on board

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TSB calls for mandatory stall warning devices in commercial de Havilland DHC-2 airplanes

September 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Thursday it is recommending that stall warning systems be mandated for all de Havilland DHC-2 single-engine Beaver airplanes, a recommendation the Federal Aviation Administration made in 2008 after six tourists died in a floatplane

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Tug vessels that collided had no formal safety management systems: TSB

August 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A May, 2016 collision between two logging tugs near Nanaimo, British Columbia demonstrates that some marine firms are “not effectively managing their safety risks,” the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in a report released Thursday. On May 24, 2016,

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TSB urges fishing industry to recognize ‘interdependency among safety issues’

August 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The frequency of fatal accidents involving Canadian fishing vessels is too high and crew members will continue to be at risk until “the complex relationship and interdependency among safety issues is recognized and addressed,” the Transportation Safety Board of Canada

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Lack of safety management systems found in “numerous” marine, aviation accident investigations: TSB

July 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Fifteen years after four passengers drowned in an accident aboard an amphibious sightseeing vehicle across the Ottawa River from the nation’s capital, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada warned Thursday that there has “been only limited progress” on expanding the

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TSB reiterates call for federal regulator to audit safety management systems of Canada’s railways ‘in sufficient depth and frequency’

July 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite efforts by Transport Canada to audit safety management systems of federally-regulated railways, the risk associated with weak railway safety management systems is sufficient to warrant continued involvement from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the board suggested Tuesday. In

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TSB recommendation stemming from 1998 airplane crash ‘still active’

July 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A 17-year-old years recommendation to improve the quality of decision-making on the part of Canadian pilots has not been advanced far enough to reduce aviation risk, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada recently suggested. On May 18, 1998, a single-engine

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TSB calls for ‘oversight for all commercial fishing operations’ in Canada

June 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An investigation into the sinking of a fishing vessel on Lake Superior “highlights several factors as to risk” in Canada’s commercial fishing industry, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in a recent report. TSB released Wednesday a report into

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More use of aircraft voice and data recorders would ‘help identify hazards:’ TSB chair

June 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is calling on the federal government to make cockpit voice recorders and flight data recorders mandatory on more aircraft and to allow use of the data in safety management systems. “In Canada, only multi-engine,