National Day of Mourning

Fight for the Living, Mourn for the Dead

Turn of the century factory
Turn of the cen­tu­ry fac­to­ry

Apr 28 Day of Mourning

Work­ers head to jobs

Each day expect­ing safe­ty there

Only to die. Why?


Today, 28-April, is Canada’s Nation­al Day of Mourn­ing for work­ers killed and injured on the job. In the past, Cana­da has imple­ment­ed many inno­va­tions in work­place safe­ty, and yet each year near­ly 1000 moth­ers, fathers, sis­ters, broth­ers, aunts, uncles, daugh­ters and sons die at work.

The Nation­al Day of Mourn­ing was rec­og­nized by the Cana­di­an Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment in 1991 and is now rec­og­nized in more than 80 coun­tries.

Take the time today to mourn those killed at work, and then take action to reduce the risks to your employ­ees and your co-work­ers. The life you save might just be your own.

For more infor­ma­tion on Canada’s Nation­al Day of Mourn­ing, vis­it the Cana­di­an Cen­tre for Occu­pa­tion­al Health and Safe­ty.

This day is also observed in the Euro­pean Union. See Work­ers’ Memo­r­i­al Day on the EU-OSHA web site.

See CBC News’ arti­cle, “Work­place Safe­ty by the Num­bers”, for a look at how many are injured each year, and what sec­tors are the most dan­ger­ous places to work.

See Adam Wargon’s arti­cle on the His­to­ry of April 28.

See State­ment by Min­is­ter Leitch on the Nation­al Day of Mourn­ing.

New Seminar — Product Compliance in Europe – CE Marking Requirements

If you do busi­ness in the Euro­pean Union, you know that CE mark­ing prod­ucts for sale in the EU and EEC coun­tries is required. These require­ments change as the leg­is­la­tion and stan­dards are updat­ed, mak­ing the CE Mark­ing task a chal­leng­ing one.

GlobalNorm GmbHCom­pli­ance InSight Con­sult­ing has part­nered with Glob­al­Norm GmbH and the Cana­di­an Ger­man Cham­ber of Com­merce to present a sem­i­nar on the cur­rent CE Mark­ing require­ments and how those require­ments com­pare with North Amer­i­can con­for­mi­ty assess­ment require­ments.

The sem­i­nar will be held on 4-Feb-11 at the Cana­di­an Ger­man Cham­ber of Com­merce in Toron­to. The event will run from 8:45 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tick­ets include lunch and a morn­ing break.

If you are a mem­ber of the Cana­di­an Ger­man Cham­ber of com­merce, tick­ets are $150 each includ­ing HST. Non-mem­ber tick­ets are $175 ea includ­ing HST.


Picture of Michael LoerzerDipl.-Ing. Michael Loerz­er

Vice Pres­i­dent & CEO, Reg­u­la­to­ry Affairs Spe­cial­ist
Glob­al­norm GmbH
Berlin, Ger­many

Mr. Loerz­er is Chair­man of the Prod­uct Con­for­mi­ty Group (DIN ANP Ger­man Com­mit­tee of Stan­dards Users).

Mr. Loerz­er has pre­sent­ed many con­fer­ence papers in EMC, safe­ty and radio spec­trum mat­ters in the past and holds sem­i­nars and work­shops for dif­fer­ent orga­niz­ers. His spe­cial com­pe­tence is the glob­al reg­u­la­to­ry com­pli­ance require­ments.

Picture of Doug NixMr. Doug Nix, A.Sc.T.

Man­ag­ing Direc­tor,
Com­pli­ance Insight Con­sult­ing Inc.
Kitch­en­er, Ontario

Mr. Nix’s back­ground spans more than 20 years of engi­neer­ing tech­nol­o­gy expe­ri­ence includ­ing prod­uct test­ing, indus­tri­al con­trol sys­tem design and machin­ery safe­ty, includ­ing more than 15 years of CE Mark­ing expe­ri­ence with Indus­tri­al Machin­ery. Mr. Nix has been direct­ly involved in more than 300 Pre-Start Health and Safe­ty Reviews in Ontario and the USA.

Mr. Nix spe­cial­izes in risk assess­ment meth­ods and process, teach­ing risk assess­ment prin­ci­ples and process­es since 1997.

Mr. Nix is cur­rent­ly serv­ing on CSA’s s364/Z1002 Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee, writ­ing the Occu­pa­tion­al Injury and Ill­ness Risk Assess­ment and Man­age­ment Stan­dard. This stan­dard is part of CSA’s new Z1000 OHS Man­age­ment series of stan­dards and is foun­da­tion­al to many oth­er doc­u­ments cur­rent­ly in work.

More Information

You can get more infor­ma­tion from the CIC web­site includ­ing down­load­ing a reg­is­tra­tion form, or you can vis­it the Cana­di­an Ger­man Cham­ber of Com­merce web site, or call the office in Toron­to.

Cana­di­an Ger­man Cham­ber of Indus­try and Com­merce Inc.
480 Uni­ver­si­ty Avenue, Suite 1500
Toron­to, ON M5G 1V2


Tel: (416) 598 7076

Con­tact: Sara Franke