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


2016 Mainstay Award Winners Announced
Nova Scotia’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has won the Mainstay Safety Award of Excellence - Organization, the province’s highest workplace safety honour.

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.

Two winners take home Mainstay Award for Individual Safety Champion
Two winners take home Mainstay Award for Individual Safety Champion

Canada Post wins Mainstay Safety Transformation Award
For years, leaders at Canada Post’s Halifax delivery operation grappled with safety challenges centred on soft tissue injuries and an increasing number of short-term time-loss claims. The operations team in Nova Scotia realized a significant priority shift towards health and safety needed to occur across the board. Together with the WCB specialists and internal support groups, the team developed and implemented initiatives driven by its ‘5 Pillars of Success’ platform.

CarbonCure Technologies wins Mainstay Special Award for Small Business
Based in the Burnside Industrial Park, CarbonCure Technologies is an incredible example of an organization that holds up safety as its highest priority.

Individual Safety Award of Excellence goes to Eric LeFort
Eric LeFort is the Lead OH&S faculty member at the NSCC Marconi Campus and his efforts were recognized as an example of safety excellence.

CKF Inc. Takes Home 3rd Mainstay Award - This Time for Safety Excellence
In seven years, CKF Inc. of Hantsport, went from receiving its second surcharge warning to receiving Nova Scotia's highest safety honour.

Celebrating Safety Leadership with the Mainstay Awards
An exciting part of the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week in Nova Scotia this year is the Mainstay Awards. The Mainstay Awards recognize the individuals, organizations, labour groups and employers whose efforts have helped make Nova Scotia a safer place to work

Celebrating Workplace Safety with Halifax Harbour Bridges & Peter Hollet
We're celebrating previous Mainstay Award winners! Read their success stories, get inspired, and apply for your Mainstay Award today. The nomination period closes Jan. 15, 2014.

Celebrating Workplace Safety with Acadian Seaplants
We're celebrating previous Mainstay Award winners! Read their success stories, get inspired, and apply for your Mainstay Award today. The nomination period closes Jan. 15, 2014.