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Day of Mourning
April 28, 2017

Day of Mourning

Every year, New Brunswickers are injured at their workplace, some of them fatally.

In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress established April 28 as a day for workers and employers to reinforce their commitment to workplace safety, and prevent occupational disease, injuries, and deaths. It is a day to remember those workers who have died, and a call to protect the living. The Day of Mourning is observed across Canada and recognized in more than 100 countries worldwide.

On this day, we urge you to honour the memory of all workers who lost their lives due to workplace injuries or illness and to resolve to improve workplace health and safety. WorkSafeNB encourages everyone to mark this event by observing a moment of silence, lowering your flag to half-mast, or attending a remembrance ceremony.

To receive posters and lapel pins for this event, contact: communications department.

2017 Day of Mourning events in New Brunswick

North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week
May 7-13, 2017

North American Occupational Safety and Health

North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is a partnership between Canada, the United States and Mexico, that promotes the benefits of investing in occupational health and safety, and the importance of preventing workplace injuries and illnesses.

Celebrate occupational health and safety for an entire week and raise awareness for safer workplaces and communities. For ideas on how to celebrate NAOSH week in your workplace, visit: event suggestions page.

The 2017 North American Occupational Safety and Health week (NAOSH) takes place May 7-13. We encourage you to adopt this year’s theme and “Make Safety a Habit.” .

Steps for Life
May 7, 2017
Saint John

Step For Life

Steps for Life is a fundraising walk in support of Threads of Life, a charity providing support to families affected by workplace tragedy. Join us as we step forward to raise awareness about the importance of workplace health and safety. To learn more or register, visit Steps for Life.

Disability Awareness Week (DAW)
May 28 – June 3, 2017

Disability Awareness Week

Established in 1988, Disability Awareness Week (DAW) was inspired by Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour. DAW aims to raise public awareness about accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

Disability Awareness Week activities are co-ordinated at the provincial level by the Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons.

In recognition of DAW, WorkSafeNB will host a Walk and Roll Challenge at WorkSafeNB’s Rehabilitation Centre, 3700 Westfield Road, in Grand Bay-Westfield on Friday, June 2(rain date: June 5). Join us!

Mark your calendars!


Next year’s Health and Safety Conference is returning to Saint John, 
October 4-6, 2017. More details to follow.

Canadian Standards Association

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

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