Origins of this Website

This website was developed from a research project funded by Transport Canada in 2009 – 2013 and includes our research results and research from other studies around the world. It is maintained by the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Practices (CRISE) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Last update: August 2018


Objectives

  • To provide railway stakeholders from Canada and around the world with relevant scientific information to improve prevention of railway fatalities and reduce their impact on employees
  • To promote sharing of information among railway network stakeholders regarding suicide prevention and support for employees
  • To encourage and support the development of evidence based suicide prevention practices
  • To encourage and support the development of evidence based support and trauma prevention practices
  • To encourage and support the evaluation of practices in order to improve practices and insure continuing quality control

News

  • March 05 2019

    New article: Collecting evidence from distributed sources to evaluate railway suicide and trespass prevention measures

    Abstract It can be difficult to select from available safety preventative measures, especially where there is limited evidence of effectiveness in different contexts. This paper describes...

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  • February 18 2019

    New article: Factors deterring and prompting the decision to attempt suicide on the railway networks

    Full article: https://bit.ly/2TVHrh4   ABSTRACT: BackgroundThere is a suicide on the British railways every 36 hours. However, the reasons why people choose to die by train are not well understood. ...

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