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Canadian rail association tabs Bauer as haz-mat transportation specialist


The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) yesterday announced Gary Bauer will become a dangerous goods transportation specialist on April 1.

Based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, he will be responsible for a territory covering Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Bauer most recently was manager of emergency response and training for Crop Production Services in Canada.

"Gary has an excellent background as an inspector, trainer and emergency responder, and will apply these skills to the benefit of RAC member railways, rail customers and shippers, along with the municipalities in Central Canada," RAC officials said in a press release.

Since its inception in 1999, RAC's Dangerous Goods Team has helped members with issues and challenges surrounding the transportation of hazardous materials — such as chemicals and petroleum products — across more than 36,700 miles of track in Canada. The team promotes the safe transportation of dangerous goods, informs railroads and shippers about safe practices, and helps ensure regulations are followed consistently.