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.
View the list of dates and locations of remembrance ceremonies taking place around the province.
Safety and Health Week (formerly NAOSH Week)
May 5-11, 2019
Safety and Health 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.
WorkSafeNB encourages you to celebrate Safety and Health Week this year from May 5-11 to raise awareness for safer workplaces and communities. For ideas on how to celebrate at your workplace, visit the NAOSH event suggestions page.
Steps for Life
May 5, 2019
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.
Disability Awareness Week (DAW)
May 26 – June 1, 2019
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, May 31 at 9:45 a.m. (rain date: June 3). Join us! (no registration required)
2019 WorkSafeNB Annual Health and Safety Conference
Mark your calendars! This year’s Health and Safety Conference will be held at the Fredericton Convention Centre, October 9-11, 2019.