Thousands will make time on April 28 to attend a National Day of Mourning event to honour workers injured, killed or made ill because of hazardous work. Will you?
Some workers don’t return home to their families at the end of the workday. Others do but with physical and mental injuries. Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has also exposed how the very systems and organizations designed to protect workers have failed.
On April 28 workers, their families, labour councils, unions and community partners will gather at events across Ontario
to remember all of these workers and recommit to what matters most — worker well being. While many events will be held in-person, some will continue to be hosted virtually.
First declared by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1986, today more than 100 countries observe the Day of Mourning.
WHSC Day of Mourning Resources
Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) proudly supports Day of Mourning events across Ontario. This year’s theme developed by WHSC, A Matter of Priorities,
will feature prominently on our Day of Mourning flyers, province-wide event listing,
information sheets, videos and ads. Check out our dedicated Day of Mourning web page
. Our events listing will be updated in coming weeks. Plan to attend at least one event.
“April 28 galvanizes our health and safety prevention efforts and reminds us to stay focused on our collective priorities. When we educate, strategize and act for worker well being we can accomplish so much. Working together, we can help workers not only survive, but thrive
,” says Andrew Mudge, WHSC executive director.
Our collective efforts helped win:
- Provincial and federal health and safety laws
- Worker health and safety rights and employer responsibilities
- Recognition and sustained funding for worker organizations
- JHSC certification and working at heights training standards
- Workplace violence and harassment laws.
Take the next step and make quality training a priority too. This spring we offer a full roster of scheduled health and safety training programs
including ones for joint health and safety committees, supervisors and workers, and training designed to help prevent a host of occupational hazards,
such as workplace violence and harassment, psychosocial hazards, indoor air and working at heights
To learn more:
Call: WHSC training services representative in your region.
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