April 28 is our National Day of Mourning to remember workers who have suffered work-related disability, disease and death. The Canadian Labour Congress first declared the Day in 1984. More than 100 countries now observe the Day. The day of observance was passed into legislation by the Workers Mourning Day Act, and encourages all Canadians to remember workers killed and injured in the workplace, or as a result of occupational disease.
Take time to remember
- Consider changing your Facebook profile picture on April 28 to mark the Day of Mourning. The images you need to do this, along with simple instructions can be accessed here.
- Share the poster to honour the memory of all workers who have been killed and injured in the workplace.
- Draft a message for your organization’s publication or website.
- Share stories of workers injured and killed on the job – ensure they are not forgotten.
- Update your health and safety knowledge through virtual training and webinars.
· Video about the history of the Day of Mourning. The Day of Mourning – The Untold Story YouTube 11m:40s
· Learn about the Day of Mourning in Schools Project.
· Learn how the BCFED Health & Safety Centre can support your workplace prevention efforts throughout the year: Virtual course offerings