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Montenegro: Resources for 28 April from Sindikat

The Montenegro union Saveza Sindikata Crne Gore (SSCG) has produced an excellent set of resources for International Workers’ Memorial Day 2021 (#iwmd21) including graphic s and videos. All are featured below. Further details:

Vladimir Krsmanović, International Department Officer, Independent Trade Union of Health of Montenegro Confederation of Trade Unions of Montenegro

Canada: CCOHS activities and resources for 28 April

Marked annually in Canada on April 28, the National Day of Mourning is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.



The National Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.

How to support

Traditionally on April 28th the Canadian flag has flown at half-mast on Parliament Hill and on all federal government buildings. Employers and workers have observed Day of Mourning in a variety of ways over the years. Some have lit candles, laid wreaths, worn commemorative pins, ribbons or black armbands, and paused for a moment of silence.

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we encourage organizations, communities, and individuals to consider holding or supporting a virtual event, or simply pause at 11:00 am on April 28 for a moment of silence. These acts of remembrance help to honour the lives lost or injured due to workplace tragedy, while also acknowledging the sacrifices of frontline and essential workers who have died or become ill serving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employers and individuals can also show their support and commitment to a safe workplace by promoting the social media cards and messages provided by CCOHS at the bottom of this page. By sharing these messages, you are reminding more people to put health and safety at the forefront of their work and helping to prevent further work-related injuries and loss of life.

Beyond the statistics

The most recent statistics from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) tell us that in 2019, 925 workplace fatalities were recorded in Canada. 882 were male workers, and 43 were female workers. Among these deaths were 29 young workers aged 15-24.

Add to these fatalities the 271,806 accepted claims (an increase from 264,438 the previous year) for lost time due to a work-related injury or disease, including 33,615 from workers aged 15-24, and the fact that these statistics only include what is reported and accepted by the compensation boards, there is no doubt that the total number of workers impacted is even greater.

And it’s not just these numbers on which we need to reflect. With each worker tragedy there are loved ones, family members, friends and co-workers who are directly affected, left behind, and deeply impacted – their lives also forever changed.


In 1991, eight years after the day of remembrance was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress, the Parliament of Canada passed the Workers Mourning Day Act making April 28 an official Day of Mourning. Today the Day of Mourning has since spread to more than 100 countries around the world and is recognized as Workers’ Memorial Day, and as International Workers’ Memorial Day by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

It is the hope of CCOHS that the annual observance of this day will help strengthen the resolve to establish safe and healthy conditions in the workplace, and prevent further injuries, illnesses, and deaths. As much as this is a day to remember the dead, it is also a call to protect the living and make work a place where people can thrive.

Source: Fatalities, by Age and Jurisdiction 2019, Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC),National Work Injury/Disease Statistics Program (NWISP)

Source: Lost Time Claims, by Age and Jurisdiction, 2019, Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC),National Work Injury/Disease Statistics Program (NWISP)

For further statistical information visit the AWCBC National Work Injuries Statistics Program.

Show your commitment on social media

Show your commitment by sharing the following messages on your social media channels.

Day of Mourning postcard with ducks

Day of Mourning postcard with ducks

Pause. Reflect. Remember.

At 11 a.m., I will honour workers who have died, were injured, or became ill from their job.

Day of Mourning postcard with dandelions and seeds

Day of Mourning postcard with dandelions and seeds

Pause. Reflect. Remember. Renew.

At 11 a.m., we will honour workers who have died, were injured, or became ill from their job, and will renew our commitment to health and safety in the workplace.

Day of Mourning postcard with candles

Day of Mourning postcard with candles

We remember workers who have died, were injured, or became ill from their job. We commit to protecting workers and preventing further workplace tragedies.

Day of Mourning postcard with worker wearing a mask

Day of Mourning postcard with worker wearing a mask

We honour the workers who have risked their health and safety to serve others, especially during these uncertain times.

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Poland: Przewiduj, przygotuj się i reaguj na kryzysy POSTAW NA BHP [update]

W przyszłym tygodniu – 28.kwietnia 2021 r. – zainaugurujemy obchody Światowego Dnia Bezpieczeństwa i Ochrony Zdrowia w Pracy, które w tym roku odbędą się pod hasłem:

Przewiduj, przygotuj się i reaguj na kryzysy

Międzynarodowa Organizacja Pracy (MOP), która koordynuje obchody Dnia na świecie, nawołuje do budowania rezylientnych (niezawodnych i odpornych) systemów bhp i zachęca, aby czerpiąc z doświadczeń związanych z pandemią COVID-19 i jej ogromnego wpływu na niemal każdy aspekt świata pracy, wdrażać w firmach działania, które pomogą lepiej zarządzać bezpieczeństwem pracy, efektywniej chronić zdrowie pracowników, a także skuteczniej i szybciej reagować na niespodziewane i trudne sytuacje w przyszłości.

Więcej informacji o tematyce Dnia i materiały promocyjne znajdą Państwo na stronie

Wśród materiałów do pobrania polecamy polskie tłumaczenie streszczenia raportu MOP przygotowanego z okazji obchodów Dnia (kwiecień 2021 r.) Plik do pobrania:

MOP zaprasza do udziału w webinarium inaugurującym obchody, które odbędzie się 28 kwietnia w godz. 13.30-14.45. Link do rejestracji

Zachęcamy do akcentowania obchodów Dnia w miejscach pracy poprzez

  • zapoznanie się z materiałami przygotowanymi z okazji Dnia oraz ich upowszechnianie w firmach i organizacjach;
  • organizowanie wewnętrznych webinariów/spotkań na temat możliwych usprawnień systemu bezpieczeństwa pracy;
  • tworzenie dla pracowników ścieżki/ platformy do zgłaszania swoich uwag i propozycji dotyczących poprawy warunków pracy zarówno teraz, w okresie pandemii, jak i w przyszłości.

Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy

Canada: Un message des dirigeants nationaux pour le Jour de deuil – SCFP

Le 28 avril, à l’occasion du Jour de deuil national pour les travailleurs tués ou blessés au travail, nous nous recueillons à la mémoire de tous ceux et celles qui ont perdu la vie et nous nous engageons à poursuivre la lutte pour des lieux de travail sains et sécuritaires pour tous.

Visionnez le message vidéo des dirigeants nationaux du SCFP :

Chaque année au Canada, environ 1000 travailleurs perdent la vie au travail. Ces décès sont évitables et ils ne devraient pas survenir. Chacun de ces décès est une tragédie.

Depuis le dernier Jour de deuil national, le SCFP a perdu 14 membres dans des accidents de travail. Dix de ces décès sont attribuables la COVID-19.

« Nous transmettons notre amour et notre solidarité aux familles, aux amis et aux collègues de ceux que nous avons perdus. Chaque travailleur devrait avoir droit à un milieu de travail sain et sécuritaire, et nous luttons chaque jour en ce sens », a déclaré le président national du SCFP, Mark Hancock.

Cette journée est toujours très émotive. C’est encore plus vrai cette année à cause de la pandémie.

« Nous tenons à exprimer notre solidarité et notre soutien à tous les travailleurs et travailleuses qui continuent d’offrir des services publics essentiels, malgré les risques pour leur santé et celle de leur famille. Cette crise montre à quel point il est important de faire front commun pour exiger des conditions de travail sécuritaires », a souligné le secrétaire-trésorier national du SCFP, Charles Fleury.

Ce 28 avril et chaque jour de l’année, le SCFP continuera de lutter pour un meilleur cadre législatif, pour une meilleure sensibilisation et pour que ses membres aient accès à l’équipement de protection individuelle dont ils ont besoin.

Jour de deuil

Canada: A message from CUPE National Officers on the Day of Mourning

A message from the National Officers on the Day of Mourning

On April 28, the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job, we remember all the workers we have lost, and we vow to keep fighting for safe and healthy workplaces for everyone.

Watch a message from CUPE’s National Officers:

Every year in Canada, around 1,000 workers lose their lives on the job. Their deaths are preventable and should not happen. And each one is a tragedy.

Since the last Day of Mourning, CUPE has lost 14 members to workplace-related fatalities. 10 of these deaths were due to COVID-19.

“Our love and solidarity go out to the families, friends, and co-workers of those we have lost,” said CUPE National President Mark Hancock. “A healthy and safe workplace is the right of each and every worker under the sun, and this is why we fight for the living.”

This is never an easy day. It is especially difficult this year because of the pandemic.

“We want to express our solidarity and support for all workers who are continuing to offer essential public services, despite the risks to their health and to that of their families,” said CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury. “More than ever, this crisis highlights the need for us to stand together for safe working conditions.”

This April 28, and every day, CUPE will continue to fight – for better legislation, for better education, and for the vital personal protective equipment our members need.

Day of Mourning

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28 April, USA: Workers Memorial Day 2021 -AFL-CIO resources

Additional Workers’ Memorial Day materials and resources from US national union federation AFL-CIO, to use when planning events (statistics, sample press materials, sample proclamations/ resolutions, etc.).

AFL-CIO’s campaign for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

Workers Memorial Day home page to view this year’s materials and artwork:

Hashtags you can use to build solidarity online around Workers Memorial Day and the PRO Act:
#IWMD2021 #WMD2021 #1uSafety #PROAct

Britain: Workers’ Memorial Day – updated TUC Resources

International Workers’ Memorial Day on Wednesday 28 April #IWMD21

The TUC has produced some new resources to help reps and activists mark the day, reminding everyone why safety at work is so important.

You can find all events, info and resources here:
Click to tweet or share to Facebook.

Here are 5 ways to get involved with Workers’ Memorial Day:

  1. Register for the TUC national zoom with special guest speakers
  2. Check out the historical timeline of workplace tragedies and the fight for safer work
  3. Visit the online memorial and pay tribute to a worker who lost their life
  4. Search for your local Memorial Day event or add your own
  5. Download posters and graphics to print off or share online

Want more? Find further ideas here.

Poland: Przewiduj, przygotuj się i reaguj na kryzysy POSTAW NA BHP

Uprzejmie informuję, że tegorocznym hasłem obchodów Światowego Dnia Bezpieczeństwa i Ochrony Zdrowia w Pracy będzie:
Przewiduj, przygotuj się i reaguj na kryzysy

W wersji oryginalnej (angielskiej):
Anticipate, prepare and respond to the crises

Poprzez wybraną tematykę Międzynarodowa Organizacja Pracy (MOP) nawołuje do budowania rezylientnych (niezawodnych i odpornych) systemów bhp, czerpiąc z doświadczeń związanych z pandemią COVID-19 i jej ogromnego wpływu na niemal każdy aspekt świata pracy. Podjęta tematyka Dnia ma na celu podniesienie świadomości na temat potrzeby budowania takiego systemu bhp, który zapewni pracownikom bezpieczeństwo i ochronę zdrowia, a przedsiębiorstwom ciągłość biznesową i wsparcie – umożliwiając odbudowanie siły po czasie kryzysu i sprostanie nieprzewidzianym wyzwaniom oraz ewentualnym nowym kryzysom w przyszłości.

Jesteśmy w trakcie przygotowywania materiałów dotyczących tematyki Dnia, które zamieścimy na stronie internetowej w portalu CIOP-PIB. Jak tylko zostaną opublikowane, poinformuję Państwa o tym mailowo.Z pozdrowieniami,
Dorota Pięta

Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy
Ośrodek Promocji i Wdrażania
ul. Czerniakowska 16
00-701 Warszawa



Global: ITUC/Hazards 28 April fundamental factfile

Why must safety be fundamental? Because our jobs are killing us. The Covid-19 pandemic didn’t cause a workplace occupational health crisis; it exposed it. Millions are suffering and dying each year as a price for doing their job. Covid-19 added to this toll.

Find out the deadly truth with the ITUC/Hazards 28 April fundamental factfile.


Spain: USO España – Campaña 28 de Abril “Nuestra prioridad, tu salud mental”

Te adjunto la campaña que desde la Unión Sindical Obrera de España, hemos realizado con motivo del 28 de Abril, Día Internacional de la Seguridad y la Salud en el Trabajo. Este año, teniendo en cuenta que debido a la pandemia del COVID-19, se están agravando los problemas de salud mental, hemos dedicado la campaña a los riesgos psicosociales y los daños y dolencias que producen en la salud mental, así como la falta de reconocimiento de su origen laboral.

Los materiales de la campaña on line son:

Dipticio en formato Preguntas Frecuentes sobre delegados de Prevención y los riesgos Psicosociales ante el Covid-19.

Para apoyar la campaña hemos lanzado el Prevencotic 500mg (la imagen de la campaña) , prevención en sobres. Una caja que simula un medicamento pero que contiene fichas de medidas de PRL ante el aumento de los riesgos y daños psicosociales en la pandemia.

Recibe un cordial saludo

Sindicato USO


Remember the dead, fight like hell for the living

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