National Day of Mourning, 28 April 2018


The National Day of Mourning, held annually in Canada on April 28, is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, suffered injury, illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.

In 2016, 905 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada and over 241 508 claims were accepted for lost time due to a work-related injury or disease. In 2017, 158 workers in British Columbia lost their lives to workplace injury and disease.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) hopes that the observance of this day is taken not only as a day to remember the dead and injured, but also a day to strive to prevent workplace deaths, illnesses and injuries.

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