National Day of Mourning & International Workers' Memorial Day

What is National Day of Mourning?

In 1991, Canada established April 28 as the Day of Mourning for workers lost to workplace incidents or illnesses. This initiative has spread to over 100 countries, recognized as Workers’ Memorial Day globally. Organizations like the International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) also observe it as International Workers’ Memorial Day. The goal is to promote safer workplaces and prevent further injuries and fatalities. It’s both a remembrance and a call to action for workplace safety and health.

This day serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of prioritizing health and safety in every workplace, ensuring that no life is needlessly lost or endangered while on the job. It is a day of remembrance, but also a call to action, urging us to renew our collective commitment to Mission Zero. At Gibson, we understand the significance of ensuring the safety of our team members, contractors and the communities we work in. 

How Are We Doing?

Our employees and contractors worked an astonishing total of 7.5 million hours since our last lost time injury in June 2019, showcasing Gibson’s culture of safety and dedication to Mission Zero. Each of us bears the responsibility to report EH&S events. This action fosters a deeper understanding of the root causes and enables us to enhance controls, and preventing the recurrence of safety and environmental hazards, along with other incidents.

Collectively, we can achieve Mission Zero – ensuring zero harm to people, the environment and our assets. 

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