Working to heal families and bring an end to workplace tragedies
Stories of Hope
Threads of Life participants and supporters are working to prevent future tragedies by telling their stories and making sure everyone understands why workplace safety is important.
There is hope …
“It has been a long journey since the death of my husband. Each day is a gift to us and we remember Leo every day. After years of counselling, support from family for myself and the children, and finding Threads of Life we have been able to live a new normal.
-Erin Pitruzella, whose husband Leo, a labourer for a paving company, died when he was struck by a dump truck loaded with asphalt
If today is an average working day in Canada
Three workers die today
3 Canadian workers will be killed or die as a result of occupational disease
Hundreds injured today
Hundreds will be seriously injured or made ill because of work
Thousands affected today
Thousands of families, communities and workplaces will be affected
A day turns into a week, which turns into a month quickly. Before you know it too much time has passed and you haven’t seen your loved ones since the last holiday get together. Or what happens when too much time has passed, and it becomes too late?
Kindness is an under-rated quality. It seems simple enough, but is actually much more involved and more complex than you can imagine. Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts a person.
Here we are once more marking Safety and Health Week. Companies and organizations across Canada, the United States and Mexico come together to create awareness of workplace safety. One question that’s always on my mind: Why do we need a special day or a special week? Every day is about promoting a safe and healthy work environment for all workers. Imagine that world for a moment. Remember the song by Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World this would be.