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Remembering those injured on the job and promoting workplace safety

April 24, 2024 | By HPAC Magazine

Members of the construction industry across the country are asked to reflect on the National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28th.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) calls on members of the construction industry across the country to reflect on the National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28th, and to remember those who have lost their lives, were injured or became ill from their work, and renew the ongoing commitment to health and safety in the workplace.

At 11 am on Sunday, April 28th construction workers and trades nationwide are asked to observe a moment of silence to honour those who have died or experienced a work-related tragedy, and their loved ones, friends and co-workers who have been deeply impacted.

The CCOHS encourages  all trades to adapt best practices and resolve to establish safe and healthy working conditions to protect workers and prevent further workplace tragedies.

Join Your Local Steps for Life Walk

In addition, on the last weekend in April and in early May across the country you are encouraged to connect with your local Steps for Life, an annual walk that takes place and is organized by Threads of Life to raise awareness and funds in support of families affected by workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.

Events take place in communities across the country. For more information, including locations, dates and how to register, visit the Steps for Life website.

Health & Safety Week

This all leads to 2024 Safety and Health Week, which takes place this year from May 6-11, a time for employers, employees, partners, and the public to focus on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

National Safety and Health Week website




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