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


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.

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

Keeping Young Workers Safe
NAOSH Week is an important reminder about the importance of creating a safety culture in Nova Scotia’s workplaces.

Working Safe This Summer
Summer is just around the corner. If you work outside these tips will help keep you safe.

National Skilled Trades and Technology Week Celebrates the History and Importance of the Skilled Trades in Canada
Check out information on events happening this week in your community.

Young Worker Safety
Keeping the conversation going to keep young workers safe on the job.

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.