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April 28th - National Day of Mourning
APRIL 28, 2009
April 28, 2008 is known as the Day of Mourning both nationally and internationally. It is during this day that we as a society set aside a period to remember those whose lives have been forever changed by a workplace incident. In Canada, approximately three workers die on the job every day and more than 900,000 workplace injuries are reported every year.
Workplace parties and trade unions traditionally mark the day by holding vigils, memorial services, or candle-lighting ceremonies; unveiling monuments; flying flags at half-mast; or wearing ribbons and black armbands. A moment of silence is also often observed at 11:00 a.m.
The Advantage Group will take this day to reaffirm our commitment to lowering the number of workplace injuries, having zero workplace deaths and building upon our corporate culture of a strong health & safety program for ALL of our workers.
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