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Serious About Safety


Our blog discussing workplace safety opportunities in Nova Scotia.

Mariner's Day

Mariner’s Day is recognized annually on the second Sunday of August in honour of Nova Scotians who have lost their lives working at sea.

Learning to swim increases safety around water

Nova Scotians are reminded that learning to swim is one way to increase safety in and around water.

Education from Day 1

Conrad LeLièvre, an engineer and Safety Coordinator with CBCL Ltd., has dedicated a large portion of his career to enhancing workplace safety at every organization he’s been employed.

Safety is everyone's responsibility

At the 2015 Mainstay Awards gala luncheon, Cumberland Health Authority received one of two Return to Work Champion awards.

Workplace Safety an ongoing "evolution" at Pratt & Whitney

When Pratt & Whitney won the province’s highest workplace safety honour, the Mainstay Safety Award of Excellence, Organization, they asked long-time employee and safety advocate Stephen Boudreau to help accept the award.

New Plan to Improve Fishing Safety

On June 4, in Eastern Passage, fishermen, industry and government released a plan aimed at making Nova Scotia’s commercial fishing industry safer.

Team Nova Scotia earns 19 medals at Skills Canada National Competition

The 21th annual Skills Canada National Competition came to a close last week in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This year, Nova Scotia was represented in 40 competition areas, including aerospace technology, baking, carpentry, IT software solutions for business, and many more.

Workers encouraged to be safe this summer

Sharing information, raising awareness and checking compliance with workplace safety rules were the goals of a provincewide inspection blitz conducted last week of almost 80 residential and commercial businesses.

Advancing Workplace Safety Education

Over 250 students and teachers took part in workplace safety presentations and workshops so far in 2015. These are just some of the actions taking place to further educate Nova Scotians on workplace health and safety.

Rebate pilot program continues to support a strong safety culture in construction and trucking

Rebate cheques worth nearly $1.34 million were issued by the WCB this year to construction and trucking firms who qualified for the Practice Incentive Rebate Program in 2014.

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