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


Fishermen Urged to Make Safety a Priority
As lobster season gets underway in southwest Nova Scotia, fishermen are reminded to practice safety and monitor weather and marine forecasts while at sea.

Workplace Safety Social Marketing Campaigns Bring Home Two MarCom Awards
The “What Matters Most” and “#thismatters” social marketing campaigns from the WCB and Department of Labour and Advanced Education were each recognized with gold MarCom Awards this past week.

Promoting Fishing Safety at the Wedgeport Tuna Tournament
The WCB, Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council continue to advance the message of fishing safety in communities across Nova Scotia.

Op-Ed: Signs of Sea Change in Fisheries Safety
This op-ed by Stuart MacLean appeared on page E2 of the Aug. 16, 2014 edition of The Chronicle Herald.

Home visit workers and dog bites
More than 200 home visit workers in Nova Scotia have been injured by dog attacks during the past five years.

Combustible Dust a Serious Hazard
If you work with materials that create a fine powder or dust, you should be aware of the combustible hazards and take steps to prevent an explosion.

Are you a Pogo Jumper?
Unique jobs call for specialized training and safety precautions

Summer months most dangerous for young workers
With over forty per cent of all workplace injuries for young workers occurring during the summer months, the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB) reminds young workers and their employers to focus on workplace safety during this peak time.

National Drowning Prevention Week 2014: Spotlight on Fishing Safety
July 20 to 26 is National Drowning Prevention Week - a time to reinforce the need for safety while working or playing on or near water.

Congratulations Graduating Class of 2014
Safety concerns for young workers entering the workforce now that school is out.