Archive for June, 2014

Forcing Words

June 23, 2014

I am forcing words through my tiny orifice

To create a poem quite adoribus,

Squeeze and squish push and extract

Till out comes composted composition compact.

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Lisa Raitt, Lisa Raitt

June 4, 2014

Lisa Raitt, Lisa Raitt, railway safety ain’t so great

When will my government instigate

An enquiry into how ye investigate?

Lisa Raitt, Lisa Raitt choo-choo crashes still emanate

From antiquated laws that legislate

Allowing death after death and oily freight.

 

 

CANADA’S TRANSPORTATION SAFETY IS UPSIDE DOWN

June 1, 2014

What’s wrong with this picture?

And what’s wrong with this process?

“Transportation Safety Board investigation process

There are 3 phases to a TSB investigation:

  1. Field phase: a team of investigators examines the occurrence site and wreckage, interviews witnesses and collects pertinent information.
  2. Examination and analysis phase: the TSB reviews pertinent records, tests components of the wreckage in the lab, determines the sequence of events and identifies safety deficiencies. When safety deficiencies are suspected or confirmed, the TSB advises the appropriate authority without waiting until publication of the final report.
  3. Report phase: a confidential draft report is approved by the Board and sent to persons and corporations who are directly concerned by the report. They then have the opportunity to dispute or correct information they believe to be incorrect. The Board considers all representations before approving the final report, which is subsequently released to the public.”*

* FROM http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/enquetes-investigations/rail/2014/r14w0041/r14w0041.asp

BOTH THE PICTURE AND THE PROCESS ARE UPSIDE DOWN. WHY WOULD CANADA’S TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD CONSULT PERSONS AND CORPORATIONS BEFORE RELEASING THEIR INVESTIGATION REPORT?  IS IT AN INVESTIGATION OR A CONSENSUAL FRIENDLY RELATION?