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


October: Focus on sprains and strains
Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs): a big term for a major type of workplace injury, often caused when the work doesn’t fit the worker.

Motorists play major role in keeping employees safe in road work zones
A new campaign is reminding motorists that when they’re on the highway, they’re also in someone’s workplace.

Making and keeping safety a priority for Nova Scotia’s young workers
As high school ends, summer job season begins. For many young workers, it could be their first job. As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, workers, their employers, parents and teachers can help reinforce and demonstrate that their safety is the number one priority when it comes to preventing all workplace injury and illness.

Honouring Nova Scotia's miners on Davis Day
June 11 is an annual day of remembrance of miners who died on the job in Nova Scotia, and a reminder of the importance of advocating for workplace safety.

Make workplace health and safety the new normal — during the pandemic and beyond
In this op-ed piece, WCB Nova Scotia CEO Stuart MacLean challenges all Nova Scotians to keep making workplace safety a priority long after the pandemic is over.

Use the Risk Mapping Tool to help prevent injuries in your workplace
One of the first key steps to knowing how to prevent injuries in your workplace is to understand where and why they’re happening. No matter where you work, WCB Nova Scotia’s Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Risk Mapping Tool can be used to help identify, assess, and control injury hazards to help reduce injuries.

Top 5 Best Practice Tips for Successful Return to Work
Workplace injury cost Nova Scotia’s economy the equivalent of 3,131 person-years of work in 2020 – a staggering statistic that underlines a call to action for workers, employers, and health care providers across the province.

Supporting Psychologically Healthy and Safe Workplaces
A spotlight on mental health has been emerging in recent years, but this past year has certainly raised the importance of taking care of each other from a psychological health and wellness perspective.

Set the tone for safety
Leaders set the tone in any organization, especially when it comes to workplace safety.

Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day
Learn about the risk factors, signs and symptoms and how to prevent Nova Scotia’s most common type of workplace injury.