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April 28th is the National Day of Mourning and workplaces across Canada will use this day to remember those who have lost their lives or suffered an injury or illness due to their work.

Today is also a day to renew commitment to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of all workers, especially those who have been personally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Motivation From the Heart

Trish Penny works in corporate health and safety at Black & McDonald. She’s a member and volunteer of Threads of Life — Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support. Trish’s older brother Luke died when a wall collapsed and he was crushed while working in a trench. He had just started a new job weather proofing buildings.

Working Together Towards Ensuring Workplace Health and Safety

Minister of Labour for Government of Canada the Honourable Filomena Tassi shares her words on workplace health & safety.

There Are No Shortcuts to Health and Safety

Minister of Labour for Government of Ontario the Honourable Monte Mcnaughton shares his words on workplace health & safety.

Prioritizing Safe Workplaces

April 28th marks Canada’s Day of Mourning, commemorating those who suffered workplace injuries or have lost their lives due to hazardous workplace incidents or accidents. In 2019, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board reported 23 deaths while working on injury claims, and 4,873 lost time injuries and illnesses — all within the construction industry alone.

The ‘Union Safety Effect’ is Real and Getting Stronger

There is a “Union Safety Effect” in the Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional construction sector that creates safer workplaces.

Collaboration for a Safer, Healthier Toronto Pearson

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a variety of challenges around health and safety, but it has also resulted in opportunities for collaboration among the Pearson airport community.

The Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Ironworkers

Ironwork is the pillar of modern infrastructure, but its workers suffer alarmingly common workplace injuries and suicides — a situation made worse by the pandemic. Here’s why leaders in the field say the trade is overdue for a serious conversation about mental health.

Enough is Enough – Time to Change

On the International Day of Mourning, the BCRSP joins this solemn day in grieving with families who have lost loved ones due to workplace tragedies and recognizes the suffering of those injured or made ill because of their work.

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