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April 28 is recognized as the National Day of Mourning in Canada, a day to remember workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illness as a result of their work. This day is observed in many countries around the world and serves as a reminder of the importance of promoting safe and healthy workplaces.

On this day, events are held to honour those who have lost their lives on the job and recognize the impact of workplace tragedies on families, friends, and co-workers. These events typically include speeches, candlelight vigils, the laying of wreaths, and moments of silence.

The National Day of Mourning is also an opportunity to renew our commitment to creating safer workplaces. It serves as a reminder that everyone has a role to play in promoting health and safety on the job. Employers must ensure that their workplaces are safe and that workers have the training and equipment they need to do their jobs safely. Workers, for their part, must be aware of the hazards in their workplace and take steps to protect themselves and their colleagues.

Overall, the National Day of Mourning is a solemn occasion reminding us of the importance of creating a safety culture in all workplaces. By working together, we can prevent workplace injuries and deaths and ensure that everyone returns home safely at the end of the day.

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