TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ - LIUNA Local 183 and the Ontario Road Builders'
Association are remembering workers killed or injured on the job.
"We're doing everything we can to make conditions safer for workers,
especially during road construction season," said Michael O'Brien,
spokesman for LIUNA Local 183. "That's why we launched an online road
safety campaign this week. We want drivers to know they've got a major
role to play in making road construction zones safe work places for
thousands of people."
In the last 6 months alone, two workers have been killed at road
construction sites. Over the past 7 years, 52 people have died in road
construction zones across Ontario. There are more than 2,100 collisions
on average each year in road construction zones in Ontario.
"Today is an important reminder that we all share in the responsibility
of protecting our workers," said Karen Renkema, spokesperson for the
Ontario Road Builders' Association. "Safety is our first priority. And
our commitment to safety reflects the value we put on the people who
build our roads."
LIUNA local 183 and the Ontario Road Builders' Association launched
Safety: A Two Way Street earlier this week to make this a safer
construction season for Ontario road workers. Click on to:
The National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28, was officially
recognized by the federal government in 1991, eight years after the day
of remembrance was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress. The Day of
Mourning has since spread to about 80 countries around the world and
has been adopted by the AFL-CIO and the International Confederation of
SOURCE Ontario Road Builders' Association
For further information:
Danna O'Brien, firstname.lastname@example.org 416-500-0699
Michael O'Brien, LIUNA Local 183, email@example.com 416-206-0204
Karen Renkema, Ontario Road Builders' Association firstname.lastname@example.org 416-768-4848