What’s Your Company Doing for the International Day of Mourning?

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On Monday, April 28, 2014, Canada and many countries around the world will celebrate an official Day of Mourning to commemorate those workers who suffered work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities.

It’s also a perfect time for individual companies to remember those who’ve been injured or killed on the job and to note the importance of workplace safety. So what is your company doing to mark this important date?

There are many options:

  • Make a dedication to those who died or were injured at work
  • Observe a moment of silence
  • Display a Day of Mourning poster  or our infographic in your workplace
  • Attend a local ceremony
  • Lower flags to half-mast
  • Hold events, such as lunch-and-learns, to raise general awareness of workplace safety
  • Distribute safety-related information to workers.

To see what your jurisdiction is doing to mark the Day of Mourning, get more ideas for events you can hold in your company and download posters you can display in your workplace, click on your jurisdiction below:

Federal

Alberta

BC

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland/Labrador

Northwest Territories/Nunavut

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Saskatchewan

Yukon