National Day Of Mourning
As Canada’s National Day of Mourning approaches on April 28, 2021 we are reminded of how precious life is. As we pay tribute to workers who have died, been injured, or made ill from their work, let us also renew our organizational commitments to preventing future workplace tragedies.
Amidst a global pandemic, let us be cognisant of its psychological impact on our people at work and also pay tribute to those essential and frontline workers who sacrificed their health — and even their lives — as they keep serving during the pandemic.
In these modern times, it is unthinkable that someone could lose their life at work — yet here we are. The pandemic aside, multiple lives are lost every day due to workplace incidents. The reality is that the number of incidents has not changed much over recent years (OHS Canada, October 2020).