Workers who’ve been hurt or killed on the job should always be remembered and mourned. But each year, April 28 is set aside as a day dedicated to mourning workers who suffered work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities in Canada and other countries across the world.
So next Tuesday, your company should do something to honour those employees who’ve been injured or killed on the job and stress the importance of workplace safety in general. For example, you could:
- Display International Day of Mourning posters or stickers
- Make a dedication to those who died or were injured at work
- Observe a moment of silence
- Attend a local event
- Distribute lapel pins for workers to wear
- Hold events, such as lunch-and-learns, to raise general awareness of workplace safety
- Distribute safety-related information to workers.
To get more ideas for events you can hold in your company, find out the details on local events and download posters you can display in your workplace, click on your jurisdiction below: