Prevention Council Statement on the Day of Mourning

Prevention Council Statement on the Day of Mourning

On April 28, the Day of Mourning, we pay respect to the workers who have lost their lives and their loved ones in workplace fatalities, and those who have been injured or become ill because of their work.

As members of Ontario’s Prevention Council, our role is to ensure our industries and our government continue to make the elimination of occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities a top priority.

As leaders in occupational health and safety, we know the way to keep improving workplace safety is through training, awareness, building strong internal responsibility systems (IRS) and wholeheartedly committing to occupational health and safety in every sector, for every task, every day.

This year, as we face the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, worker safety is more important than ever. Those who have been or may yet be affected by the outbreak are in our hearts and minds.

As always, we remain committed to making health and safety a top priority for all people, workers, employers, and government. Only then will we be able to achieve our goal of eliminating preventable incidents and illnesses in the workplace.

Prevention Council Members

Blair Allin
National Health and Safety Representative, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

Dan Bonnar
Firefighter, Ontario Professional Firefighters Association

Patrick Bourgeois (Vice-Chair)
Construction Manager, Peter Kiewit Sons ULC

John Bourke
Business Manager/Financial Secretary, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Michael Dauncey
Corporate Health and Safety Manager, Mattamy Homes

Colin de Raaf
Director of Training, CLAC

Daniel Fleming
Manager, Training and Development GTA, NORCAT

Erin Oliver (Chair)
Vice President of Health, Safety and Sustainability, Modern Niagara Group Inc.

Patricia Pereira Janicas
Employee, Kenaidan Contracting Ltd

Peter Rowe
Ontario Petroleum Institute

Frank Saunders
Vice President of Nuclear Oversight and Regulatory Affairs, Bruce Power

James St. John
Business Manager/Financial Secretary, Central Ontario Building Trades

Roger Tickner
President, Tickner and Associates Inc.

Susanna Zagar
Chief Strategy and Analytics Officer, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board