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Serious About Safety


Our blog discussing workplace safety opportunities in Nova Scotia.

Author: Sarah Reeves

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Safety Encouraged for Start of Lobster Season

The Department of Labour and Advanced Education issued a media release to acknowledge "Dumping Day", which is the start of the Lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia, highlighting the importance of taking all measures to stay safe at work.

WCB Nova Scotia and Department of Labour and Advanced Education Co-Host the WSIS AGM

On June 19, representatives from the Workers’ Compensation Board, Workers’ Advisers Program, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal, and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education took part in the Workplace Safety and Insurance System Annual Meeting.

Improving Workplace Health and Safety in our Health and Community Services Sectors

Similar to the approach taken to address workplace health and safety within Nova Scotia’s fishing industry, it was clear that placing a direct spotlight on the health and safety practices of the health and community services sectors was necessary in order to address the significant number of injuries taking place.

Changes to Occupational Health and Safety Act Now in Effect

The Department of Labour and Advanced Education have announced that the changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act are now in effect.

Recognizing Davis Day

Today Premier Stephen McNeil issued a message for Nova Scotians to reflect on Davis Day, a day to remember William Davis, a father of 10 children, who was killed during the General Strike of 1925. Davis stood with many others that day to demand a better life for workers, and their families.

NAOSH Week in Nova Scotia

This week, May 7-13, Nova Scotia recognized North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, as well as the 25th Anniversary of the Westray Mine Disaster.

Nova Scotia Recognizes 25 Years since Westray Mining Disaster

Twenty five years ago, 26 men went to work in the Westray Mine of Plymouth, Nova Scotia. They never returned home.


This is North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week, which means it’s a busy one for safety leaders in Nova Scotia – many of whom have come together to celebrate the strides being made while also acknowledging the need for important work ahead.


Nova Scotia’s lobster season officially launched on May 1 on the province’s North Shore. To support the opening, wharf visits and man overboard drills have been taking place led by the Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council, Nova Scotia Fisheries Safety Association and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

Nova Scotia Recogized Annual Day of Mourning on April 28

On April 28th, Nova Scotians came together across the province to observe the annual Day of Mourning, a day that recognizes the lives lost due to workplace fatalities.

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