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 remember those workers who have died and been injured, and to reinforce their commitment to workplace health and safety. April 28, known as 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 occupational disease, 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, email WorkSafeNB’s communications department.
May 3 - 9 is Safety and Health Week (formerly NAOSH Week), the ideal time for workplaces to re-evaluate their safety programs, educate on the importance of health and safety, and promote healthy lifestyles at home and at work.
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 about this walk, visit Steps for Life.
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 5 at 9:45 a.m. (rain date: June 8). Join us! (no registration required)
Mark your calendars! This year’s Health and Safety Conference will be held at the Fredericton Convention Centre, October 7-9, 2020.
Date to be determined.