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


Preventing slip, trip and fall injuries
Recent prevention measures aimed at reducing the risk of COVID-19 may increase the risk of slip and fall injuries, as frequent hand washing protocols and new hand washing stations on work sites could result in more water splashed onto walking surfaces.

Supporting workplace safety during COVID-19
A big part of how WCB Nova Scotia supports injury prevention in our province is the work our Relationship Managers and Workplace Consultants do in workplaces, helping employers implement strategies to reduce injuries and improve return-to-work outcomes. That work has changed dramatically in recent weeks, as workplaces have adjusted their operations to meet new COVID-19 public health requirements.

Trucking safety during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the important role trucking and transportation play in our daily lives. What truckers and employers need to know.

Working safely during the Coronavirus pandemic
Adjusting to the new realities brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has meant big changes for just about every workplace in Nova Scotia. We can help.

Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season get in the way of safety
To help make sure safety on the job doesn’t take a back seat, we’re sharing some quick tips to help ensure you have a safe and ergonomically friendly holiday season.

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.