On April 28 we pause to remember those who have been killed, developed an illness or injury as a result of their work—but we never pause our prevention efforts.
With a new campaign that communicates “One death is too many. One day is not enough”, the Workers Health & Safety Centre is helping promote Day of Mourning (DOM) events in communities across Ontario. This year’s message encourages taking the time to attend a DOM event, but also encourages a renewed commitment to prevention.
Prevention efforts can include identifying hazards on the job and participating as a health and safety representative. For our part, WHSC supports these efforts too with high-quality training, including legally mandated programs for those working at heights and a newly revised standard for JHSC Certification.
On April 28, workers, their families and many others gather in memory of those who have died as a result of work and many more whose lives and livelihoods are forever impacted by hazardous working conditions. A National Day of Mourning was first recognized by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 to raise public awareness of worker injury, illness and death. More than 100 countries now observe a Day of Mourning.
Learn more about the National Day of Mourning.
Download and share WHSC's 2016 Day of Mourning brochure.
Find an event in your community.
Want to learn how WHSC’s information and training resources can support your workplace prevention efforts? Contact WHSC and ask to speak with a training services representative.
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