In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress established April 28 as the National Day of Mourning in Canada to remember and honour those who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace.
Last year in British Columbia, 181 workers died from a workplace injury or disease (WorkSafeBC). Every injury, disease or death serves as a powerful reminder that employers and employees have an important responsibility to ensure that all workplaces are healthy and safe.
The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) is an organization that promotes safety culture and places employee wellbeing as a critical priority. The flags at the PRRD office in Dawson Creek are lowered today to commemorate the fallen.