We pause every April 28th to remember workers killed and those who still suffer from a work-related injury or illness, their lives and livelihoods forever compromised.
But we can never pause our prevention efforts.
Every day of the year
Educate others about health and safety rights, responsibilities and prevention measures.
Insist on effective workplace prevention programs developed with full worker participation.
Insist on training that supports the identification, assessment and control of workplace hazards.
Encourage local media to report on health, safety and environmental issues.
Press elected officials to support stronger regulations and better enforcement of existing laws.
Create monuments to promote public awareness of workplace health and safety.
Make time for prevention
Demand high quality training that promotes a hazard-based approach.
Become a workplace health & safety representative.
Identify and report workplace hazards.
Take time to remember:
Attend a Day of Mourning ceremony in your community. Encourage others to attend an event. (EVENTS)
Draft a message for your organization’s publication or website.
Coordinate a Day of Mourning event in your workplace. (SUGGESTIONS)
Work with local media to promote and cover the Day’s significance and events.
Convince employers and public institutions to, among other things, lower flags to half-mast.
Share stories of workers injured and killed on the job – ensure they are not forgotten.
Read about the history of the Day of Mourning. (HISTORY)
Download the BCFED OH&S Centre DOM Poster. (POSTER)