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


Alexandra Sweny
Alexandra Sweny

Alexandra Sweny


Recognizing a safety leader: STANS
By reevaluating their approach to safety, the Society for Treatment of Autism Nova Scotia (STANS) is changing the way they provide care to Nova Scotians on the Autism spectrum.

Kings County SPCA making safety a priority for all
With a renewed commitment to education and prevention, the Kings County SPCA has made their organization a safe haven for both workers and animals alike.

Celebrating Dad, safely
No matter if you’re celebrating with breakfast in bed, a thoughtful gift or quality time together, Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to tell Dad how much he means to you.

Remembering Nova Scotia's miners
June 11 is Davis Day, an annual day of remembrance of miners who were killed on the job in Nova Scotia.

Lyme disease in Nova Scotia: Ticking the boxes for safety
This summer, Lyme disease high risk areas have doubled across Nova Scotia. Learn how to keep you and your pets safe.

Sun Awareness Week: Choosing the right sunscreen
As National Sun Safety Week comes to a close, we're keeping health at the forefront of our summer plans.

Spring Cleaning: A Safety Checklist
As summer approaches, it’s the perfect opportunity to start getting your home or cottage ready for summer. Whether that means decluttering the closets, deep-cleaning the floors or tidying up loose odds and ends, there are ways to make sure your house gets cleaned the safe way.

Seaview Manor uses PACE to inspire new safety practices
It takes a team to catch on to new safety procedures and make them stick. But at Seaview Manor, a long-term care facility in Glace Bay, it wasn’t just about the catch – they took the ball and ran with it.

PACE – one small step for a care worker, one giant leap for the health care sector
Have you ever gone to see a client and been faced with excess clutter in the main entranceway? Or spent time communicating about the care task you are going to initiate, only to find that they don’t have their hearing aid in? Or yesterday, when you were able to support a client with minimal assistance, but today they can’t even sit up in bed?

WCB Nova Scotia and Department of Labour and Advanced Education Co-Host the WSIS AGM
On June 19, representatives from the Workers’ Compensation Board, Workers’ Advisers Program, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal, and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education took part in the Workplace Safety and Insurance System Annual Meeting.