Press release

September 13, 2018

On September 17, Toronto Pearson International Airport, along with 28 other airports across Canada, will kick off Canadian Airports Safety Week, an initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees. All airport staff, whether they work in the terminal building or on the airfield, will be encouraged to take part in themed discussions and events throughout the week.

“Canadians are increasingly reliant on air travel to support business and personal travel across our country, and to connect us to the world,” said Craig Bradbrook, Vice President, Aviation Services, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “At Toronto Pearson, we’re proud to stand this week with our colleagues at airports across Canada to reinforce our commitment to the safety of our employees, our passengers and the communities we serve.”

Running from September 17 through 21, each day of Canadian Airports Safety Week will focus on a different topic related to airport safety:

Day 1 - Monday, September 17: Worker Safety
Day 2 - Tuesday, September 18: Airside Safety
Day 3 - Wednesday, September 19: Security
Day 4 - Thursday, September 20: Public Safety and Manual Handling Olympics
Day 5 - Friday, September 21: Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Free Friday

About Canadian Airports Safety Week

Canadian Airports Safety Week is an airport-led initiative that promotes healthy and safe work practices among airport employees. Twenty-nine airports are actively taking part in the initiative this year, which is being spearheaded by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC). Canadian Airports Safety Week was first launched in 2015 by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, with 24 participating airports.

About the Greater Toronto Airports Authority

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport. The GTAA’s vision is to make Toronto Pearson the best airport in the world. Towards this objective, the GTAA focuses on ensuring the safety and security of passengers and airport employees, enhancing the passenger experience and supporting the success of its airline partners. Toronto Pearson served more than 47 million passengers in 2017, making it Canada's largest airport and the second-busiest North American international airport.

The area around Toronto Pearson is the second-largest employment zone in Canada. The airport facilitates 6.3% per cent of Ontario's GDP, directly employs 49,000 people and facilitates more than 300,000 jobs throughout the province of Ontario. Toronto Pearson believes that being a good neighbour means growing together with the communities it serves. To this end, the airport invests in social good and community-building initiatives through its community investment program, The Propeller Project. For more information, please visit Toronto Pearson on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Contact: GTAA Media Office | (416) 776-3709

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