National Day of Mourning: Remember and Renew Commitment to Worker Safety

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

The National Day of Mourning originated in Canada in the 1980s as a way to commemorate workers who were killed, injured, or suffered illness due to workplace hazards. It serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by individuals and their families in the pursuit of earning a living. Throughout history, there have been numerous incidents and tragedies that have highlighted the need for improved safety measures in the workplace. These events have shaped our understanding of the risks involved and underscored the importance of proactive safety practices.

At PTAG, this day holds profound significance as we reflect on the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees. It’s a time for solemn remembrance and a renewal of our commitment to prioritize worker safety above all else.

At PTAG, the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We have implemented comprehensive safety policies and initiatives aimed at creating a culture of safety throughout our organization. From regular safety training sessions to the implementation of cutting-edge safety technologies, we are dedicated to providing a safe work environment for everyone. Our employees are encouraged to speak up about safety concerns and actively participate in identifying and mitigating potential hazards, and we are working in the reporting culture to prevent those preventive safety events.

On this National Day of Mourning, we renew our commitment to worker safety. We acknowledge that safety is not just a priority but a fundamental value that guides everything we do. We pledge to continue investing in safety measures, providing ongoing training and support, and fostering a culture where safety is everyone’s responsibility. Together, we can work towards the goal of zero incidents and ensure that every worker returns home safely to their loved ones.

“Behind every workplace death and injury are family members, friends, co-workers and loved ones whose lives are deeply impacted and changed forever.”

Anne Tennier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

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Commemorate Day of Mourning by watching and sharing this video.

Video produced by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

Pause. Reflect. Remember. Renew.

Please join us in observing a minute of silence.

On April 28th, at 11 am, we will honour workers who have died, were injured, or became ill from their job, and will renew our commitment to health and safety in the workplace. We grieve with those whose lives were forever changed by a workplace tragedy.