National Day of Mourning – April 28, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
We Remember and Continue to Strive for Healthy and Safe Working Conditions for All.
April 28th is the National Day of Mourning to commemorate the thousands of Canadian workers who have been injured, made ill, or even killed on the job.
Begun more than 20 years ago when the Canadian Labour Congress declared April 28 as a day of remembrance for those who had died or been injured on the job, the National Day of Mourning was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, and has spread to about 80 countries around the world.
Visit The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety for podcasts of personal stories of workplace tragedy, images and messages you can share on social media, as well as posters, pins and stickers to help mark the day.
Join OHCOW staff marking the occasion at one of many services held around the province. The Workers Health and Safety Centre has a complete list and more information posted on their website.
And let’s work together in 2017 and beyond to achieve Prevention through Intervention.