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


Sarah Reeves
Sarah Reeves
Sarah Reeves's Blog

EMC – Injury Prevention Taskforce
It’s no secret that paramedics perform physically demanding, time-sensitive tasks in order to provide pre-hospital patient care, while putting their own bodies at risk. How can first responders effectively help patients, if helping means they hurt themselves?”

Ticket, Huddle, PDSA, Audit - Repeat!
Ticket, Huddle, PDSA, Audit... and Repeat is part of the Achieving Kaizens Together (AKT) process that is revolutionizing safety culture within the Rosecrest Communities.

How to transform attitudes
240 staff, 136 residents, several cats, quite a few birds, and a visiting dog program come together to make up the rich and vibrant community of R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, fondly known as the RK.

Villa Acadienne
Villa Acadienne in Meteghan is getting it right

Our service evolution
We live in an increasingly digital society, where Nova Scotians have increased demands on their time and seemingly unlimited access to information and service through mobile devices, computers and more.

30 NS CEOs sign groundbreaking health & safety charter
On October 8th, 30 top executives from across Nova Scotia committed to do all they can to make Nova Scotia the safest place to work and live in Canada.

Fire Safety Week a reminder to hear the beep where you sleep
October 4-10 is Fire Prevention Week - a perfect time to check smoke alarms as well as create and practice home fire-escape plans.

Steps for Safety – Preventing Workplace Violence
The following blog post is from Louise Barker, a Health & Social Services Workplace Consultant, on the violence prevention efforts at Digby's Tideview Terrace

May justice come from tragedy
I will never forget waking up on May 9th, 1992 to news that 26 miners were trapped underground following a massive explosion at the Westray mine.

Changes align Canada to new WHMIS standards
WHMIS 2015 is based on the GHS, and includes new hazard classes, labelling requirements, and safety data sheets for hazardous products.