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


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.

Tips for staying healthy and safe while getting through winter
This winter has brought some incredible weather to Nova Scotia - snow, freezing rain, rain, flash freezes, and all the above put together.

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Steps for Safety Leadership in Your Workplace
Nova Scotia is becoming a safer place to work. That’s something to celebrate during NAOSH Week. But it’s also a call to action to do more.

Chronicle Herald Op-Ed: Our risk-running culture on high seas must change
This op-ed from Stuart MacLean about fishing safety in Nova Scotia appeared on page A13 in the Feb. 26 edition of the Chronicle Herald.