According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOSH), 919 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada in 2014 and there were over 239,600 claims accepted for lost time due to a work-related injury or disease. Plus there are countless people – families, friends and coworkers – that are directly affected by these workplace tragedies.
Held annually in Canada on April 28th, the National Day of Mourning is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness due to a workplace tragedy. The National Day of Mourning also serves a reminder to all of us to renew our commitment to improve workplace health and safety.
For more information on the National Day of Mourning visit http://www.ccohs.ca/events/mourning/