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


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.

Workplace Safety is the Best Gift of All
Blog about retail worker safety during the busy holiday shopping season

First WCB Annual Report describes worker impact of Halifax explosion
A blog on the 100th anniversary of the Halifax explosion

A Life in Three Parts
Wally Power reflects on the injury that changed his life

Empowering employees to create and innovate at Ocean View
Staff at Ocean View create new foam wedge to better care for residents

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.

Collaboration, creativity, and connections at the action plan symposium
Development of the action plan for the health and community services sectors has hit a milestone. After months of research, best practice review, and consultations, the latest phase of the project – working groups – has concluded. To mark this significant engagement with project stakeholders, a symposium was held.