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Serious About Safety


Our blog discussing workplace safety opportunities in Nova Scotia.


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.

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.

Promoting Fishing Safety at the Wedgeport Tuna Tournament

The Department of Labour and Advanced Education, the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and our partners at the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council continue to advance the message of fishing safety in communities across Nova Scotia.

Op-Ed: Signs of Sea Change in Fisheries Safety

This op-ed by Stuart MacLean, CEO of the Workers' Compensation Board of NS, appeared on page E2 of the Aug. 16 edition of The Chronicle Herald.

Toward a Safer Nova Scotia – “Who do you wear your PFD for?”

Nov. 21, 2013 - "Toward a safer Nova Scotia" is a blog series discussing updates and outcomes of the Workplace Safety Strategy.

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