The development of a new 2013-2017 Nova Scotia workplace safety strategy is being lead by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education and the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia. This strategy will be created through extensive consultations with workers, employers, industry and safety associations and many others throughout the province. A series of four regional consultations sessions will be held.
Nova Scotia’s last comprehensive workplace safety strategy was developed in 2003. Thanks to the efforts of many people, since its implementation Nova Scotia has become a safer place to work. Workplace injuries have dropped by 27 per cent since 2005 and in 2011 fell below 7,000 for the first time in a decade.
This new, collaborative strategy will continue the effort to make Nova Scotia’s workplaces safer and reduce the human and economic toll of workplace injuries. Check this web site often for the latest updates on the stakeholder consultations and strategy development.