Every April 28th we take the opportunity to pause and honour the memory of workers who have lost their lives on the job. We stop to remember the countless number of workers injured or made ill because of workplace conditions, and the impact on their families and our communities.
The National Day of Mourning, or Day of Remembrance as it is called in some countries, is observed in over 100 nations by advocates, unions, progressive employers and regulators.
OHCOW’s Board of Directors, staff and stakeholders will participate and speak at observances in communities across Ontario.
The Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) has provided the following events listing :
We encourage everyone to pause on April 28th to remember all workers who were killed at work, made ill as a result of their working conditions, those living with occupational diseases, their families and affected communities. April 28th offers everyone concerned with health and safety the opportunity to stand together with the world’s workers, to reaffirm our commitment to occupational health, safety and compensation issues and to remind ourselves that on this day, we “mourn for the dead, but fight for the living”.