Ontario’s Prevention Council Chair released the statement below today:
On April 27, 2021 Bill 152 2021: An Act to proclaim Occupational Safety and Health Day received Royal Assent and came into force. This act recognizes the first Tuesday in May of each year as Occupational Safety and Health Day. Today marks the inaugural recognition of this day.
Workplace injuries and illnesses occur every day and profoundly affect workers, their families and their communities. This has become especially clear during the COVID-19 pandemic. By proclaiming an annual Occupational Safety and Health Day, the Province of Ontario recognizes and acknowledges the importance of supporting occupational health and safety.
Ontario’s Occupational Safety and Health Day takes place during North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. It provides an opportunity to promote workplace safety and health through education of safety and health rights, responsibilities and prevention measures.
During these challenging times, we have seen unwavering commitment to workplace health and safety. We thank you for your continued leadership. Let us mark this day by strengthening our commitment to make Ontario one of the healthiest and safest jurisdictions in Canada.
For more information, visit Bill 152 2021 An Act to proclaim Occupational Safety and Health Day.