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Our blog discussing workplace safety opportunities in Nova Scotia and around the world.


Skip the injuries and focus on the sales this Black Friday
If you plan on checking out the sales, be sure to keep safety top of mind – not just your own, but that of other shoppers, and especially those retail workers, many of whom will be working long hours.

Dumping Day 2019 starts with a focus on safety
Dumping Day in southwestern Nova Scotia, got underway today. It was delayed by a day for safety reasons due to poor weather conditions.

Five tips to prevent injuries when moving materials at work
Here are five tips to help keep you and your colleagues safe when performing manual tasks at work.

Young Workers – Getting Safety Right from the Start
School’s out, summer is in, and the warm weather is slowly coaxing cold students out from libraries and classrooms and into the workplace.

Father’s Day 2019
Pepperoni pizza master chef, pillow fort architect, pro bono driving instructor – being a Dad means going above and beyond three simple letters. Those other jobs are important. In fact, they’re the reasons we work safely during the day: to get home to those jobs that truly matter most, and the people who matter most.

Remembering William Davis
Every June 11, Nova Scotians gather to recognize Davis Day, a day recognizing miners who have died in mines across the province.

Mother's Day 2019
Safety is learned at a mother’s knee: in a hand squeeze before looking both ways and crossing the street, in a no-arguments-allowed order to walk with scissors pointing down, or in a reminder from the front seat to buckle a seatbelt.

Potholes and Frost Heaves on Nova Scotia Roads
Both can be equally dangerous and cause damage to your car or, worse, cause an accident. During Nova Scotia’s extended spring weather, it’s important to be aware of these hazards and know how to protect yourself and your vehicle.

Becoming a Safety Hero
Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre (KRRC) found a fun way to recognize those individuals in their organization who go the extra mile to make sure they and their co-workers are staying safe on the job.

Psychologically Healthy Workplaces - Lyne Brun, Emera
Workplaces that strive to be healthy are being challenged to look beyond traditional wellness programs that focus solely on physical wellness.