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The History behind April 28th, Canada’s National Day of Mourning

This post was written by Dorothy Wigmore, Occupational health and green chemistry specialist, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA). The article was originally published in the Spring 2010 Occupational Health and Safety Section Newsletter [1], and subsequently posted on the APHA website. The post you are currently reading was previously incorrectly attributed. Our sincere apologies to…

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National Day of Mourning

Today is the 28th of April, the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed at Work. Each year in Canada workers, employers and citizens gather to pay their respects to people killed at work. This is as important a day in my mind as November 11. Why? I believe that everyone who wants to contribute…

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