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Serious About Safety


Our blog discussing workplace safety opportunities in Nova Scotia.

Author: Sarah Reeves

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Health and Safety Conference Highlights Industry Momentum

Over the past five years, Nova Scotia has seen significant progress in how we prioritize and act on workplace health and safety. Milestones include the lowest WCB injury rate ever, a substantial culture shift within the fishing industry, and a strong and strategic focus on making our health care system safer – an industry where the majority of time-lost injuries occur.

Additional Resources Offered through Skillsonlinens.ca as part of Workplace Safety Strategy Initiative

In partnership with CBDC Nova Scotia, the Skills and Learning Branch of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education has been facilitating continued learning for all Nova Scotia communities and workplaces through skillsonlinens.ca, a freely accessible online learning platform that can be found at http://www.coursepark.com/ns.

Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Awarded With Highest Safety Honour

Nova Scotia’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has won the Mainstay Safety Award of Excellence. Awards were presented on May 3, 2016 at the Canadian Museum of Immigration.

Workplace Safety Strategy Update: Nova Scotia shows energy and a renewed sense of commitment towards workplace safety

Just a little over three years ago, Nova Scotia’s Workplace Safety Strategy was officially launched. In the years since, significant progress has been made.

Small Business Safety Toolkit Expands to Include Incident Cost Calculator

A new resource for Nova Scotia’s employers is being introduced as part of the Workplace Safety Strategy. The Workplace Incident Cost Calculator is a tool that allows business owners to calculate the cost of workplace injuries and see first-hand the dramatic financial impact these incidents can have on their profitability.

Nova Scotia fishing group makes major investment in safety

A Nova Scotia fishing group is making a major investment in the safety, purchasing 1,038 PFDs for 519 fishermen – a purchase valued at over $230,000.

Why Education Matters

Panelists from the 2015 Leadership Matters event talk about the importance of workplace safety education.

Safe Resident Handling and Mobility – IT TAKES A TEAM

Leadership showcased at The MacLeod Group.

Facing the Challenges Ahead

Leadership Matters Panelists talk about moving forward with Workplace Safety.

Free Eye-Safety Workshops Offered Across Nova Scotia

For the second year in a row, the Workers’ Compensation Board, the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, and the Nova Scotia Community College are working with trainers from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) to deliver eye-safety workshops, an initiative of the province’s Workplace Safety Strategy.

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Working together to develop a 2013-2017
Workplace Safety Strategy for Nova Scotia