Health & Safety
National Day of Mourning lets us remember those who were injured or killed on the job
By Turf & Rec
CCOHS encourages minute of silence observation
By Turf & Rec
The National Day of Mourning will be observed on April 28 with workplaces across Canada pausing, reflecting, and remembering those who lost their lives or suffered an injury or illness due to their work.
The day also highlights the importance of safe work and preventing further tragedies. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) encourages organizations to observe a minute of silence at 11 a.m. on this day. To help commemorate the day with a moment of silence, CCOHS has made a video available for workplaces to share or watch whether they’re working onsite or remotely.
Workplaces and individuals can also spread awareness about the National Day of Mourning in their organizations and communities using the following free resources from CCOHS:
- Share Day of Mourning social media cards and tag each post with #dayofmourning.
- Listen to podcasts featuring interviews with workers and their families, to hear how they were personally affected by workplace tragedies
- Download Day of Mourning posters to promote the significance this day holds.
Information about the National Day of Mourning along with access to the moment of silence video and other free resources is available on the CCOHS Day of Mourning website: www.ccohs.ca/events/mourning.
“This day reminds us that one death or injury is one too many,” Anne Tennier, president and chief executive officer, CCOHS, said. “Not only do these tragedies have devastating effects on workers, they also have profound and long-lasting impacts on families, colleagues and communities.”