PSHSA Statement on the National Day of Mourning
calendar icon April 28th, 2020
PSHSA Statement on the National Day of Mourning

Today, on April 28, we pay respect to the workers who have lost their lives to a work-related injury or illness, and their loved ones. In the past year, 143 workers lost their lives because of a traumatic fatality, and another 85 workers lost their lives to an occupational disease.


In this unprecedented time, as the world experiences COVID-19, Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) would also like to recognize Ontario’s frontline and essential workers and all of the Ontario workers and families that have been impacted by this virus.  Occupational health and safety is at the forefront of this event and has never been more critical. We recognize that this traumatic societal event impacts the health of our workers and that it is anticipated to have a long-lasting effect on workers’ mental health.


PSHSA is committed to working with our community of employers, unions and workers as well as our funder, the Ministry of Labour Training and Standards Development, to make public sector workplaces healthy and safe. Health and safety is our priority, and we continue to innovate and seek emerging approaches to deliver meaningful health and safety prevention information to employers and workers in the communities we serve.


Glenn Cullen
Public Services Health & Safety Association