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


Cindy Porter
Cindy Porter
Cindy Porter's Blog

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.

Talking to Generation Y
In the summer months, thousands of young Nova Scotians are working on summer jobs. But as any manager – or maybe even any parent – will tell you, dealing with “Generation Y” or the “Millennials” can be different than dealing with older workers.

Editorial: New summer job? Talk to your kids about workplace safety
Over the next few weeks, thousands of young Nova Scotians will start summer jobs. For many it will be their first introduction to the world of work. We want them all to come home safe, but sadly, for some that may not happen. Last year, about 3,500 Nova Scotians under age 25 were hurt on the job. Of those, about 650 young workers suffered injuries that were serious enough to result in time lost from work.