News release

Report transportation safety concerns confidentially through SECURITAS

Gatineau, Quebec, 14 November 2014 - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is launching a campaign to raise awareness about its SECURITAS program. 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 is 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. Sometimes 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.

The TSB SECURITAS program provides industry insiders and the public with a way to report possible safety concerns and to help make Canada's transportation system safer. You can access the program by email, fax or telephone. The SECURITAS web page has more information on the program and on how to make a confidential report.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053