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


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.

Workplace safety – an employer’s story
Employers and workers have a shared responsibility when it comes to preventing workplace injury.

Miners' Memorial Day
Ninety years ago, there was a desperate story reaching its breaking point in New Waterford, which started a change in our safety culture.

OH&S Twitter Chat
Workplace Safety Twitter chat with OHS Director Scott Nauss #talksafety

Stuart MacLean honoured as Top 50 CEO
The Nova Scotia business community recognized the strategic and inspirational leadership of WCB CEO Stuart MacLean as he was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs.

Pratt and Whitney, Linda Corkum take home top awards for safety
Nova Scotia’s highest honours in workplace health and safety were handed out today at the sixth annual Mainstay Awards by the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education Kelly Regan and Workers’ Compensation Board CEO Stuart MacLean.

Hundreds Gather to Promote Workplace Safety
More than 250 safety professionals kicked off North American Occupational Safety and Health Week at a symposium in Dartmouth on Monday, May 4th.