April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning, a time when workers, families, and employers across Canada come together to remember those who were injured, disabled, or have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational diseases. Every year, the ACSA and its eight Regional Safety Committees co-host public ceremonies to honour the occasion. At each of the ceremonies and in workplaces across the nation, people observe a moment of silence.
It is as much a day to commemorate those workers whose lives have been lost or injured as it is a reminder to strengthen our resolve and establish safer work practices and conditions. Together we can work toward a safer workplace for all Albertans.
To find further information on a Day of Mourning ceremony happening near you, visit www.youracsa.ca/news-events/day-of-mourning.