April 27, 2018—Across Canada, National Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace is recognized annually on April 28. It is a time to commemorate workers who have been injured or whose lives have been lost through tragic workplace incidents.
At Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, we value all employees and are committed to having safe workplaces. In support of this, the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan  includes Well-Being as a priority. The Joint Health & Safety Committee, consisting of management and employee members, is in place to identify conditions that may be a source of danger or hazard to employees and make recommendations to the employer, among other responsibilities.
In support of this employee-centered approach, the Internal Responsibility System is followed at HPEDSB, whereby each employee has responsibility for health and safety as an essential part of their job, and therefore is in the best position to identify and solve health and safety issues.
The most recent statistics available are from 2016 and indicate 905 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada. Each worker death impacts the loved ones, families, friends and coworkers they leave behind, changing all of their lives forever. (Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety .)
The Flag at the Education Centre will be flown at half-mast from close of business on Friday April 27, 2018 and will remain at half-mast until business resumes on Monday April 30, 2018.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, firstname.lastname@example.org