April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day and an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and to promote campaigns in the fight for improvements in workplace safety. The slogan for the day is Remember the dead – Fight for the living.
April 28th is the date the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect in 1971. April 28 is also National Day of Mourning in Canada for persons killed or injured on the job. It commemorates a comprehensive Workers’ Compensation Act passed in 1914.