Day of Mourning April 28, 2017

Every year, New Brunswickers are injured at their workplace, some of them fatally.

In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress established April 28 as a day for workers and employers to reinforce their commitment to workplace safety, and prevent occupational disease, injuries, and deaths. It is a day to remember those workers who have died, and a call to protect the living. The Day of Mourning is observed across Canada and recognized in more than 100 countries worldwide.

On this day, we urge you to honour the memory of all workers who lost their lives due to workplace injuries or illness and to resolve to improve workplace health and safety. WorkSafeNB encourages everyone to mark this event by observing a moment of silence, lowering your flag to half-mast, or attending a remembrance ceremony.

Source:  WorkSafeNB