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those risks," says Gallagher. "We also
have a robust safety management
system that we roll out to all our
employees at all our locations so it's a
consistently applied system that has
specific targets, specific initiatives and
specific actions associated with it to
minimize our risks at different locations."
McEachran says that minimizing
risks starts with educating employees.
At VIP's operation in Sarnia, they hold
weekly meetings to instruct staff on how
to operate in the safest way possible. 
"Once a week, we get together in the
boardroom and sit down as a group and
talk, find out if there are any concerns
and go through a safety lesson that
we're dealing with at the time," explains
McEachran. "It might be a new contract
or we'll talk about cold weather -
whatever we think is relevant. We hope
it helps keep safety top of mind for our
employees."

Finding innovative ways
to promote safety
Although safety has always been
the railway industry's top priority,
innovations help support the industrial
rail sector's efforts to foster a strong
safety culture. New technologies
facilitate better communication, which
enhances operational safety.
"From a transloading perspective
there's a lot of computerization of
processes that make things that much
easier," Gallagher explains. "From
a transportation perspective, we
get a lot of information to and from
customers - obviously EDI [electronic
data interchange] - but in respect to
apps on phones these days as well.
For the dangerous goods industry, and
for emergency responders, there are
apps on their phones; they can take
a look at what's on a train when they
sign up." 

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Interchange - Summer 2017

President’s message
Data: The next frontier of rail safety
Force to be reckoned with
Customer appreciation
100 years of rail safety
Index to Advertisers
Interchange - Summer 2017 - intro
Interchange - Summer 2017 - cover1
Interchange - Summer 2017 - cover2
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 3
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 4
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 5
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 6
Interchange - Summer 2017 - President’s message
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Interchange - Summer 2017 - Data: The next frontier of rail safety
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