Commit to Workplace Safety on the National Day of Mourning

For Immediate Release

April 25, 2024 – Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

On April 28, workplaces will come together to commemorate the National Day of Mourning, a day dedicated to honoring workers who have lost their lives, have been injured, or suffered an illness due to their work.

Every year, thousands of workers in Canada are injured or killed on the job. According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), in 2022, there were 993 workplace fatalities recorded in Canada, 33 of which were young workers aged 15-24. Additionally, 348,747 accepted claims were reported for lost time due to work-related injuries or diseases. These statistics only include what is reported and accepted by the compensation boards. It is predicted that the total number of workers affected is even greater.

More information about the National Day of Mourning including resources to help spread awareness in the workplace is available on the CCOHS website:  

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