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Serious About Safety


Our blog discussing workplace safety opportunities in Nova Scotia.

Additional Resources Offered through Skillsonlinens.ca as part of Workplace Safety Strategy Initiative

In partnership with CBDC Nova Scotia, the Skills and Learning Branch of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education has been facilitating continued learning for all Nova Scotia communities and workplaces through skillsonlinens.ca, a freely accessible online learning platform that can be found at http://www.coursepark.com/ns.

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.

Nova Scotia Leaders Take Part in Workplace Safety Seminar

Close to 100 Nova Scotians, representing business, labour and the private and public sectors, came together last week in Halifax to draw attention to the importance of workplace safety at the 2014 Leadership Matters seminar.

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?

Students Prepare For Work Terms With Focus on Safety

Students Prepare For Work Terms With Focus on Safety

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.

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.

Kentville Consults on Safety Strategy

A lively group of more than 30 individuals representing a broad cross-section of stakeholders in workplace safety, met at the Old Orchard Inn near Kentville on June 25th.

Consultation with Trucking Industry

A recent consultation with members of the trucking industry revealed that while progress has been made in leveraging technology, there are more opportunities for training, along with sharing best knowledge and best practice.

Consultations Reveal Enthusiasm to Move Workplace Safety Forward

A panel of community safety leaders responds to participants attending the first external consultation of the Workplace Safety Strategy to a packed room at the Safety Services Nova Scotia conference in March.

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