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employee involvement

Employee Involvement

Employee involvement is a fundamental part of CN’s Safety Management System and is strengthened through a number of initiatives.

For example:

Safety Summits

Local management led 63 summits in 2016. These sessions are an opportunity to engage employees in strengthening safety and culture. Summits promote effective two-way communications and the sharing of best safety practices. Of particular importance is the opportunity to listen to employees about their ideas, opportunities and challenges that can be addressed jointly. Safety Summits will continue in 2017 to reinforce CN’s positive safety culture.

Health and Safety Committees

CN has 103 joint union-management committees across the system which are empowered to improve local culture and engage the entire workforce in safety initiatives. In 2016:

  • CN continued to deliver systematic support to the committees by teaching risk assessments and providing assistance in developing annual action plans to address top causes of accidents and injuries.
  • CN’s Health and Safety Committee's Intranet page contains the minutes of each committee meeting, all safety action plans, templates for various surveys, and more. Regions / functions continue to make good use of the site as a resource to address workplace accidents and injuries. .