In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress established April 28th as the National Day of Mourning in Canada to remember and honour those who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace.
Our number one focus at Safety First Consulting is to help employers eliminate workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. Through education, awareness, intervention and prevention we strive to provide safer workplaces. In our inspections we aim to recognize hazards before they can cause an injury and help employers implement strategies to avoid workplace accidents.
We ask that everyone please reflect on how you can contribute to the improvement of safety in the workplace. Today Canadian flags on Parliament Hill and at Queen’s Park fly at half-mast. Traditionally this day is marked in many ways including holding public ceremonies, wearing black and yellow ribbons, lighting candles, observing a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. and sharing stories about how workplace tragedies have touched peoples’ lives.
Together we can work towards eliminating all workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Make safety your number one priority!