Last week our industry, our province and our country comes together to remember the workers who have lost their lives, or been severely injured or disabled while on the job. To put in perspective, in Canada 904 workers died from workplace-related injuries or illnesses, and another 240,682 suffered a lost-time injury or illness in 2016 alone.
Across Canada, April 28 has been designated as the international Day of Mourning. As workers, families, employers, and communities remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, let’s renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces.
Why We Work Safely:
We work safely for ourselves, our coworkers, our friends, and our families.
We work safely because an accident or illness will not only affects us, but it will also affect them.
We work safely because rushing, being tired, or not paying attention can lead to a serious workplace incident.
We need to stop and think about the people in our lives, stop and think about what could happen – not just for us, but for them.
Some worksites may conduct a Day of Mourning toolbox, some worksites may observe a moment of silence at 11:00 am.
Let’s take some time today to remember those we’ve lost.
Day of Mourning Toolbox Meeting at Suncor Fort Hills:
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