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April 28 is National Day of Mourning

Safety is a core value of the TTC’s. That fact is never more apparent than on Friday, April 28, National Day of Mourning. Observed across Canada and worldwide, organizations such as the TTC stand united on this solemn day to remember friends and co-workers who were killed, injured or suffered an illness as a result of a work-related incident. It is also a time to honour in our hearts the families of those who have suffered as a result of a workplace tragedy.

Across the TTC property, flags will be lowered to half-staff on the 28th as a tribute to those in our workforce who have perished or suffered serious injury. This is also a day to take a personal moment and reflect for a few minutes about the importance of safety at the TTC.

Operating, maintaining and protecting, on a 24/7 basis, a system that carries the third largest ridership in North America requires a dedicated, committed and safety-focused workforce. The TTC, working with its unions, is committed to protecting the safety and health of workers, customers and the public living in the communities we serve.

On behalf of my Executive Team and all employees, I would like to personally extend my sincerest appreciation and thanks to all of our Joint Health and Safety Committees. They play a crucial role in our internal responsibility system, allowing workers and managers to equally participate in resolving health and safety concerns.

Safety will always be our most vital strategic objective and the bedrock of our operations, which is to deliver a transit system that manages its risks, that protects its customers, contractors and employees, and that minimizes its impact on the environment.

We are proud of our safety record at the TTC. Nothing trumps safety.

Andy Byford
Chief Executive Officer
April 28, 2017

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