How to Join Day of Mourning Events on April 28

Friday, April 28, marks the Day of Mourning, a day to to remember those who have lost their lives on the job and to renew our commitment to creating safer workplaces.

This day honours the memory of workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. Sadly, last year 181 BC workers died from workplace injury or disease. Seventy-four of these fatalities were due to traumatic injury and 107 were due to occupational disease. Each and every one of these workers leaves behind family, friends, and colleagues who will be forever changed by their loss.

These workplace injuries and deaths demonstrate the crucial role that union members play in occupational health and safety, and how important it is for all members to be part of creating safer workplaces. Learning about occupational health and safety, talking with your colleagues about health and safety issues, or joining a Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) committee are just some of the ways you can help to prevent workplace-related injuries and deaths.

Please join with HSA members across the province in observing a minute of silence at 11:00 am, either by attending an in-person Day of Mourning event in your area, or tuning in to the Day of Mourning livestream at 10:30 am Pacific time on Friday, April 28. Event details are below and online at

Together, we can make workplace injuries and deaths a thing of the past.

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