Memorial Day for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace – A minute of silence in memory of workers killed or injured

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MONTREAL, April 28, 2014 / CNW Telbec / – In this day of national mourning, the CSST invites employers and workers across Canada to observe a minute of silence in tribute to those who lost their lives or were injured at work. She also took the opportunity to unveil the results of occupational accidents and occupational diseases in the last year and remember the importance of making all workplaces are safe.

Note that the Quebec flag outside the headquarters of the CSST, Bourdages street, Quebec, and that of the National Assembly are at half mast today.

Occupational accidents injure more people we think

Highlighting the day mourning the CSST wishes awareness of the magnitude and the deplorable consequences of accidents, not only for workers but also for those around him. Parents, spouses, children, friends, colleagues, bosses: everyone suffers! More than ever, the safety must be shared by all Quebecers value.

To support their commemoration activities, companies can download the website video A minute of silence .

CSST and wishes to recall the importance of the management of health and safety in the workplace. “Every employer, every employee can make a difference, especially today, but at all times, identifying a hazard in the workplace and eliminating. And why not also ask a relative to do the same in the workplace? This will help to make all workplaces are safe, “suggests the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of CSST, Michel Després.

Regional Overview

In 2013, in the Montreal area alone, 32 workers were killed, 3 in an accident at work and 29 suites occupational disease. During that same year, nearly 15,447 people were victims of an accident at work or an occupational disease.

For Quebec, these are 184 workers who lost their lives, 63 in an accident at work and 121 suites occupational disease. Nearly 90,000 people have been victims of an accident at work or an occupational disease.

History of the Day of Mourning

In 2010, the National Assembly of Quebec has made ​​the April 28 Memorial Day dead or injured people at work. The Day of Mourning is an international event that takes place in more than 70 countries in memory of the victims of accidents job. In 2003, the International Labour Office had declared April 28 World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

Source:Dominique David
regional communicator, CSST
Regional Directorate Montreal-2
514 906 to 3,395



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