June 1: Improvements to Rail Safety Proposed
Posted On June 7, 2010
The government proposed amendments to the Railway Safety Act that will encourage rail companies to create and maintain a safety culture and penalize rule breakers by enabling it to:
- Crack down on rule breakers with tough new monetary penalties and increased judicial penalties
- Strengthen safety requirements for railway companies
- Create whistleblower protection for workers who raise safety concerns
- Require each railway to have an executive legally responsible for safety.
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