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


National Skilled Trades and Technology Week Celebrates the History and Importance of the Skilled Trades in Canada
Check out information on events happening this week in your community.

Boo! Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is just days away. Get prepared with some great safety tips.

WCB Rate Enhancements for 2013
The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia recently announced a set of new rate enhancements for 2013. What can you do to change your rates?

The Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia has a lot to tweet!
The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia’s Twitter account (@worksafeforlife) has launched! Managed by our Communications Department, it will be used as a communications tool and outreach channel to reach and engage with our stakeholders.

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.