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ACCIDENT FREQUENCY RATE

per 200,000 hours worked

10

8

6

9.43

8.05

8.48

7.60

6.46

UPGRADING OUR

SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

4

2

0

31%

reduction since 2011

TRAIN INCIDENT RATIO 1)

per million train miles

3.0

2.0

1.0

0

2.1

2.0

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

1.3

1.9

2.7

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

1) Includes rail yard collisions, mainline

collisions, derailments with at least

one wheel off the track, all cardinal

rule violations; excludes crossing

accidents and trespassing.

“We are committed

to going above and

beyond compliance with

the Transport Canada

regulations, and

maintaining open lines

of communication with

them so that we can

further improve our

safety management.”

MARC BEAULIEU

Chief Transportation and

Safety Officer

New Safety Management System (SMS)

regulations under Transport Canada’s

Railway Safety Act have been in effect

since April 1, 2015. To comply with the

regulations, we undertook a major project

in the first quarter of 2015 to upgrade

our SMS. We designated our Chief

Transportation and Safety Officer

as the Accountable Executive and created

an SMS Executive team to spearhead

the project.

We called upon external experts to

benchmark our SMS against leading

practices within and outside the industry,

and assembled Subject Matter Expert

teams to ensure collaboration and

consultation with employees, capitalizing

on their expertise and knowledge to

develop an effective SMS.

As a result of our efforts, we successfully

addressed the recommendations from

Transport Canada’s 2014 SMS audit, and

upgraded our SMS ahead of schedule.

The SMS updates enabled us to stay at

the forefront of best safety management

practices in the industry and to further

strengthen how we engage our people

on our preventive safety culture.

In 2016, we plan to continue to ensure the

effective implementation of the SMS and

will be conducting a third-party audit to

assess compliance with the SMS.

Compliance establishing an SMS

100%

Hours of safety training

33,681

SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY REPORT 2015

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