Environmental Health & Safety

Video Details Canada Railways' Emergency Response Initiative

By Chemical Processing Staff

Aug 09, 2016

Canada's railways release a new promotional video about TRANSCAER – the Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response initiative. Led by Chemistry Industry Association of Canada and the Railway Association of Canada, TRANSCAER brings together chemical manufacturers, oil producers, railways and trucking and distribution companies to inform communities about the products being transported through their areas, and provide free training to emergency responders on how to handle a transportation incident involving dangerous goods.

Andy Ash, director of dangerous goods for the Railway Association of Canada, appears in the new TRANSCAER video along with members of the Woolwich Fire Department, Waterloo Regional Police and employees of Chemtura Canada. In 2015, Canada's railways reportedly trained more than 6,300 Canadian firefighters, police, emergency medical personnel and industrial plant workers on dangerous goods handling and emergency response through TRANSCAER.

For more information, visit: www.transcaer.ca