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Serious About Safety


Our blog discussing workplace safety opportunities in Nova Scotia.

Workplace Safety Strategy Progress

On March 23, over 650 workers, employers, safety leaders and government officials from across the province came together to discuss workplace safety at the Annual Safety Services Nova Scotia Workplace Health and Safety Conference.

Free sessions on eye protection

Work-related eye injury and vision loss significantly impacts Canadian families, businesses and communities every year.

CANSWorks supports adult learners, construction industry

A new program called CANSWorks has been launched in Nova Scotia, offering adult learners the opportunity to earn credits required to complete Grade 12, and the skills needed to work in a variety of construction jobs and entry-level positions.

Call for Mainstay Award nominations to close January 30th

The deadline to nominate an organization or individual for a Mainstay Award is quickly approaching. On January 30th, the call for nominations will close, and judges will work to determine who will take home awards.

WCB launches updated website

A priority of the Workplace Safety Strategy is to make health and safety information more accessible and easier-to-navigate for Nova Scotia’s employers and workers. The redesigned website is helping to make that happen.

Fishermen Urged to Make Safety a Priority

As lobster season gets underway in southwest Nova Scotia, fishermen are reminded to practice safety and monitor weather and marine forecasts while at sea.

Workplace Safety Social Marketing Campaigns Bring Home Two MarCom Awards

The “What Matters Most” and “#thismatters” social marketing campaigns from the WCB and Department of Labour and Advanced Education were each recognized with Gold MarCom Awards this past week.

Oxford Frozen Foods Looks At Workplace Safety through New Initiative

Media are encouraged not to use the word accident in news reports, the reasoning being is all accidents are preventable. True, in a perfect world, but is that goal attainable?

Making Safety a Priority during Small Business Week in Nova Scotia

Small to medium-sized organizations represent the vast majority of businesses in Nova Scotia, and last week, these businesses were recognized for their achievements and contribution to our Province.

Joint Initiative in Action

Finding better ways for the WCB and LAE to work together is a priority of the Workplace Safety Strategy - and some employers already like what they see.

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