TSB promoting safety snitch line

by MM&D Online Staff
A screencapture from the SECURITAS video.
A screencapture from the SECURITAS video.

OTTAWA, Ontario—The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is launching a campaign to raise awareness about its SECURITAS program.

The independent arm of the federal government is encouraging the Canadian public and transportation industry employees are encouraged to confidentially report unsafe transportation acts and conditions through SECURITAS.

While employees are urged to use existing internal company-specific safety reporting systems, not all transportation companies have such systems and some employees may not feel comfortable using them. SECURITAS offers an additional way for people to share safety concerns in the aviation, marine, railway and pipeline industries which the employee or public believes are not being addressed or when they believe there is no other recourse.

When the TSB receives a confidential report, investigators analyze the information and determine the appropriate action to be taken. The TSB may forward the information, often with its suggestion for corrective action, to the appropriate regulatory authority.

The TSB can contact specific transportation organizations, companies and/or agencies directly if they are the ones best placed to correct the problem. In other cases, the TSB may choose to launch its own investigation. However, the TSB will not take any action that might reveal the reporter’s identity. The identity of the person making the report always remains confidential.

See the SECURITAS web page for more information.