In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress established April 28th as the National Day of Mourning and in 1991 the federal government passed The Mourning Day Act, which observes and honours those who were killed, disabled, injured in the workplace or afflicted with an industrial disease.
In April of 2012 a memorial obelisk called "Broken Families” was placed at the Grant Notley Park in Edmonton to commemorate The Day of Mourning. Each year many people including staff from NWL arrive at the park and light candles at precisely 11:00 in the morning to remember our fallen workers. We encourage everyone to visit the many memorial sites throughout Alberta, Canada and the world to remember our fallen workers.
It is very distressing to see how many workers have been killed, injured, or are suffering as a result of an occupational disease, trauma, motor vehicle accidents or cardiac arrest. In 2022 Alberta suffered the passing of 161 people but these statistics are for Alberta, how many have passed in Canada or worldwide for that matter? By educating, making improvements, setting an example of a commitment to the health and safety program and the most important: working as a team, workers and management will prevent future
incidents from happening.
We, at NWL want all our staff, as well as workers worldwide, to go home each and every night to their families and loved ones, healthy and safe. Our commitment at Northern Weldarc is to continually create a workplace that is safe for our staff, clients, and visitors.
Management will continually encourage our NWL Family, to think of the health and safety of each other whether at work or at play and to remember that we are only given one life, therefore we must value it in order to live it to the fullest.
All of us at Northern Weldarc work hard to enjoy the experiences of the lives we lead, and we also appreciate the time that we have with our family and friends outside of the workplace. Our NWL Team work together to look out for each other thereby no one wakes up each morning worrying whether they will be injured or not while at work. By encouraging our staff and workers to refuse unsafe work and by promoting the team to stop others from potential unsafe acts, helps all of us to go home each evening.
There is not a person in this world that wants to lose a loved one to an accident or injury, that could have been prevented or be the person who is injured or sick. We need to work together, be there for each other. and give a helping hand when needed.