Every year on April 28, British Columbians join all Canadians for a national Day of Mourning to reflect on the memory of those workers who lost their lives on the job.
In 2020, 151 BC workers died from a workplace injury or disease – 63 fatalities due to traumatic injury and 88 fatalities due to occupational disease.
This year, there is an online ceremony scheduled followed by an important moment of silence and a special video that will recognize workers lost.
To attend, please pay a visit to Day of Mourning BC at 10:30 a.m. on April 28 for the video and moment of silence.
Your act of remembrance can also include identifying and reporting any hazards in your worksite. To talk about how to keep your worksite as healthy and safe as possible, please contact a member of the BCNU Occupational Health and Safety department or reach out to your regional executive. For contact information, please log in to the BCNU Member Portal. Under "contacts", you can see members of your regional executive, as well as find your BCNU Occupational Health & Safety representative.
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