National Day of Mourning

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The National Day of Mourning is observed every year in Canada on April 28th to recognize individuals and families affected by workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease.  Since it was first established in 1984 by the Canadian Labour Congress, the day of mourning has grown to be observed in 80 countries worldwide.  Across the nation there are public ceremonies organized to honour the day along with having the Canadian flag flown at half-mast on all federal government buildings and Parliament Hill.  There are also a variety of other ways to recognize the day by lighting candles, laying wreaths, wearing commemorative pins and pausing for a moment of silence at 11:00am.  The significance of this day is to also strengthen the commitment of improving health and safety in all work places to further prevent deaths, injuries and disease in the work place environment.  In 2014, the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) recorded 919 deaths and 239,643 claims accepted for lost time due to a work-related injury or disease.  On this day, let us all reflect on the individuals and families that have been affected and also continue to make health and safety a primary focus in our everyday life.  At Manpower, there is no part of our business or the company’s operation that is more important than the well-being of our employees, associates, contractors and visitors. We are committed to doing our part to meet and exceed Alberta’s WorkSafe and Certificate of Recognition standards. This includes all opportunities to promote safety and employee well-being in our industry.


Randy Upright
Randy Upright
Randy is Manpower Alberta's CEO who inspires his team to success. He is committed to assisting our clients, candidates, and employees to win in the changing world of work. Please contact him @randyupright or if you would like to discuss anything with him.

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