Sherwood Park Alberta - At an Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER) awards ceremony held this week, the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) was recognized for advancing rail safety awareness and emergency response training.
RAC's Director of Dangerous Goods Andy Ash, transportation of dangerous goods specialists Jean-Pierre Couture, and Curtis Myson each won Regional Service Awards for promoting and growing the TRANSCAER initiative in Ontario, Quebec, and the Prairies, respectively, according to an RAC press release.
Ash, Couture, and Myson form RAC's dangerous goods team, which has participated in more than 1,200 TRANSCAER sessions and trained some 20,000 participants since 1999.
"To be recognized by their colleagues and peers is a testament to the work that they do every day to ensure that these essential products are handled and transported safely," said RAC Acting President Gerald Gauthier.
The awards ceremony was held 10 Apr 2018 in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
TRANSCAER is a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities to prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous materials transportation incident.