April 28 is the National Day of Mourning, a day to remember workers killed or injured on the job.
Throughout Saskatchewan and across Canada, individuals, groups and communities will honour fallen workers by holding vigils, lighting candles, wearing armbands or observing a moment of silence.
In 2015, 32 people died in Saskatchewan from a workplace-related injury or illness.
More than 32,000 workplace injuries were reported to the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).
Flags will fly at half-mast at the Saskatchewan Legislature and on Parliament Hill, and the names of Canadians who lost their lives as a result of workplace injuries or illnesses will be inscribed in the national registry at the Canadian Labour Congress in Ottawa.
The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety has partnered with WCB to create WorkSafe Saskatchewan, a prevention strategy that focuses on workplace illnesses and injuries.
Mission: Zero, a WorkSafe Saskatchewan initiative, works toward zero injuries, zero fatalities, and zero suffering by providing education and support to workers and employers.