We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. The well-being of our event attendees remains our primary concern.

Currently, we are exercising caution and taking advice from the relevant authorities. As a result, we will be postponing or cancelling select events.


Unfortunately the Day of Mourning events must be cancelled this year. We will be hard at work looking for innovative ways to recognize the Day of Mourning while respecting the restrictions on gatherings during these uncertain times.  We certainly can’t let this important date pass without appropriate recognition of some sort.

We encourage all New Brunswickers to take a moment on April 28th to remember those lives that were needlessly lost.  

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.

Your leadership and commitment to safety are vital to ensure every New Brunswicker safely returns to their family each and every day.  We thank you for your continued commitment to improving workplace health and safety and protecting our loved ones.

Questions? 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.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted us all and changed the way we do things. Safety and Health Week can still be celebrated in many ways that don't involve large gatherings or person-to-person-contact. Why not try holding a virtual event this year? Share how you'll do it, and you can help inspire others as they plan their activities.


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

While we won't be participating in community gatherings this year because of COVID-19, you can still step up for Steps for Life! It's a chance to do something positive in a difficult time. Choose your own activity and demonstrate your commitment to health and safety, and your support for families affected by workplace tragedy.

Registration is free so please register in your community, and connect with a virtual team.

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.

Due to the current circumstance of COVID-19, the NB Disability Awareness Week activities coordinated by the Premier's Council on Disabilities and Neil Squire will be postponed to the Fall.

* More information to follow as it becomes available.

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




In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the best interest of our delegates and staff, the 2020 Health and Safety Conference scheduled for October 7 – 9, 2020 has been cancelled.

During this unprecedented time and as we collectively navigate the impact of COVID-19, WorkSafeNB considers the health and safety of our stakeholders, colleagues and staff paramount.

We will continue to offer health and safety resources throughout 2020 and will be working hard to find innovative ways to close the health and safety education gap this cancellation will create.  Stay tuned and we hope to bring the conference back, better than ever, in 2021!


August 5, 2020


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