Safe workplaces are created by people who care. Your health and safety in the workplace is protected by Nova Scotia's Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

The Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration are a key part of Nova Scotia's Workplace Safety and Insurance System. Their staff promote, coordinate, administer, and enforce occupational health and safety for you.

Here are some resources that will help you in your quest for workplace safety:


Nova Safe

Nova SAFE is safety information made simple. This mobile-friendly site gives Nova Scotians online access to the safety resources and legislation you need at work. Learn more.

Make the right call

1-800-9LABOUR (1-800-952-2687) is an information line you can call to get safety information or to report a safety concern you see at work. You can also report safety concerns you see in public if they relate to technical equipment (like elevators and lifts, fuel equipment and cranes).



Solution Safety

Solution Safety videos demonstrate the vital role safety plays in protecting your life and the lives of others. There is never a bad time to review workplace safety.

Reflecting on a tragic workplace incident - Jan 11, 2018

Safe Backing Procedures

Rights and Responsibilities for New and Young Workers

Responsibilities of Managers and Supervisors

The Internal Responsibility System (IRS): We are all responsible making the workplace safe.

What to expect when an Occupational Health and Safety Officer shows up at your workplace.