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


Stand up against bullying day
Today is Stand up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia schools. See one teenager's message to stop bullying.

Editorial: Workers Compensation - More carrots, better sticks
The Chronicle Herald ran an editorial on Sept. 7th, focused on the province's success in reducing workplace injury through prevention.

A sandy safety message!
A safety message was sculpted out of sand at the 34th Annual Clam Harbour Sandcastle and Sandsculpture Contest this past weekend. Check out the action.

How Sunscreen Works
We all know we should use sunscreen when playing or working outdoors, but do we know why and what type is best to keep us safe?

Spotlight on fishing safety during National Drowning Prevention Week
This is National Drowning Prevention Week, a time to reinforce the need for safety while working, swimming, boating or playing near water.

Too many Nova Scotians dying in the fishing sector
Nova Scotia fishermen are 19 times more likely to be killed at work than working Nova Scotians in general, according to Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB) statistics.

Talking to Generation Y
In the summer months, thousands of young Nova Scotians are working on summer jobs. But as any manager – or maybe even any parent – will tell you, dealing with “Generation Y” or the “Millennials” can be different than dealing with older workers.

Editorial: New summer job? Talk to your kids about workplace safety
Over the next few weeks, thousands of young Nova Scotians will start summer jobs. For many it will be their first introduction to the world of work. We want them all to come home safe, but sadly, for some that may not happen. Last year, about 3,500 Nova Scotians under age 25 were hurt on the job. Of those, about 650 young workers suffered injuries that were serious enough to result in time lost from work.

CBC Highlites Transport Safety Board Report
A story by the CBC entitled "High death toll in fishery flagged in Transport Safety Board report" continues to highlight the findings of the Transport Safety Board report, noting that a three-year investigation shows fatalities in Canada's fishing industry have remained high with, on average, one mariner a month being killed at sea.

Report underscores focus on safety
A recent Transportation Safety Board report is a stark reminder of the importance of our work to change the safety culture in Nova Scotia's fishing industry.