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CANAC develops Web-based training programs for industry associations


CANAC Inc. Jan. 14 announced that it’s recently developed — and is developing — Web-based courses aimed at enabling several railroad industry associations to offer members online rail-related training.

CANAC in November developed three two-hour online courses for American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association, enabling the association’s members to obtain electronic training on hazardous materials safety, safe yard/industrial switching, and personal safety around rail property and equipment.

The company also is developing two online courses and a weekly safety-briefing message for National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association and the RTOA Railroad Training Fund. The first course, to be launched in mid-January, focuses on roadway worker protection; the second, which CANAC officials believe will be available soon, would cover track standards.
The 52-week safety-tool kit, which CANAC is developing with The Willis Corp., would provide users safety tips and bulletins as they log on.

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