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April 28th – The National Day of Mourning in Canada.

Posted in: Accident Prevention,Workplace | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on April 20, 2017

Today There Will Be Three April 28th marks The National Day of Mourning in Canada, a day of remembrance, officially recognized by the Canadian government in 1991. The purpose of the day is twofold, a time to honour and remember workers who lost their lives or were injured on the job and to renew a commitment to improving health and safety in the workplace. Since it’s inception, The Day of Mourning has spread to nearly 100 countries and has been adopted by the AFL-CIO(American Federation of Labour and Congress of Industrial Organizations) and the International Confederation of Free Trade. According to the latest statistics from 2015, in Alberta alone, 125 men and women lost their lives while at work and countless more that were seriously injured. Across Canada, a total of 852 work related fatalities were recorded in 2015  – almost 3 lives every day of the year. In the […]

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