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Our blog discussing workplace safety opportunities in Nova Scotia.


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.

What Matters Most: Life’s moments brought to you by workplace safety.

A little boy waits for his Dad to come home, like they do every day. But it’s taking longer for his van to pull onto their street than usual

Sharing Best Practices in Safety Leadership

Safety Leadership is an essential part of building a workplace safety culture in any organization.

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.

Webinar Provides Information on New Administrative Penalties System

Last year, Nova Scotia announced plans to update its Administrative Penalties System based on feedback from employers across the province. These updates will result in a more consistent and streamlined Penalties System.

Enhanced Safety Resources for Nova Scotia Teachers

Nova Scotia’s Workplace Safety Strategy includes specific recommendations on how to better educate and train Nova Scotians on best workplace safety practices. A number of those recommendations are being addressed through new initiatives which will be launched this year.

Government Hires Safety Prosecutor

Government has hired a prosecutor to focus on workplace safety investigations.

Golden sun, green grass, sandy beaches and roadwork

Summer is finally here (or slowly making its way here) which means that highway crews will be out on Nova Scotia roads making much needed improvements.

Workplace Safety makes its debut in 2014 Halifax Index

For the first time since the Greater Halifax Partnership has published the Halifax Index, they’ve included workplace safety as a focus.

NAOSH Week kicks off with Workplace Safety Strategy Progress Update

Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, Kelley Regan and Stuart MacLean, CEO of the WCB released a progress report on the province's Workplace Safety Strategy at the kick off of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week.

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