IHSA Honours Ontario Workers While Promoting Workplace Safety
The Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) recognizes the annual Day of Mourning - April 28 - with a wide-spread provincial campaign.
Between Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, IHSA will have a special four-page pull-out in newspapers across Ontario, including:
The London Free Press
The North Bay Nugget
The Observer, Sarnia
The Ottawa Sun
The Spectator, Hamilton
The Sudbury Star
The Toronto Sun
Thunder Bay—Chronicle Journal
Waterloo Region Record
This pull-out reminds workers of their right to refuse unsafe work, highlights the reality of workplace injuries and occupational illnesses, and encourages everyone to eliminate the risks.
In addition, IHSA will promote the Day of Mourning on the homepages of the Toronto Sun and the Ottawa Sun from April 27 to April 29. We will also recognize the day at www.ihsa.ca.
Every year on this day, Ontario honours the millions of workers who either lost their lives, became ill, or were injured at work. Each year, we make great strides to improve worker safety, but there are still those who do not return home to their families due to preventable workplace fatalities.
IHSA encourages all workplaces to recognize the Day of Mourning by devoting a weekly safety talk to remembering workers who have died or have become ill or injured. Ask your workers if they know anyone who suffered a workplace injury or illness.
IHSA is the leading developer and provider of prevention solutions for work environments involving high-risk activities such as working at heights, working with high voltage electricity, driving motor vehicles, transportation of dangerous goods, suspended access, and hoisting and rigging.
For more information, visit www.ihsa.ca.