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Serious About Safety


Our blog discussing workplace safety opportunities in 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.

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.

$1.45 million in safety incentive rebates for construction, trucking industries

Rebate cheques are in the mail for trucking and construction employers whose health and safety programs meet the requirements of a recognized safety accreditation.

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.

Workplace injuries continue to decline in Nova Scotia

In its 2013 Annual Report the WCB reports that the province’s workplace injury rate dropped to 1.86, the lowest since WCB first began tracking this measure. The reduction in workplace injuries is a result of increased collaboration among safety partners in Nova Scotia, including government, safety associations, industry groups, employers and workers.

2013 - 2017 Workplace Safety Strategy

Consultations with stakeholders across the province form the backbone of the development of a new workplace safety strategy in Nova Scotia.

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