Safety Transformation

This award is given to an employer that has dramatically improved its performance and created an exceptional health, safety and return to work program. 

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Assessment Criteria

For entry in this category, your submission must show the following:

  • What was the workplace health and safety challenge?
  • What form of risk management system or process was used to identify the issue? 
  • How did your organization develop the solution(s)? 
  • How effective was (were) the solution(s) for the control of the identified challenge? 
  • To what extent was (were) the solution(s) developed in consultation with workplace parties (eg. employees, unions, JOHS Committee, etc.) and, if applicable, outside organizations? 
  • What impact did the solution have on the overall operations of the company? 
  • Has there been a demonstrated improvement in health and safety in the workplace as a result of the solution? (Provide claims or incident/injury data, return to work data, and any other OHS reporting as evidence.) 
  • How much potential is there for the approach/solution to have broader application across industry?  
  • A copy of your organization’s occupational health and safety code of practice or program as required under Sections 27 and 28 of the Occupational Health & Safety Act (if applicable). 
  • A photo of posted occupational health and safety materials in your workplace as required under Sections 9(2), 37, 38 and 39 of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

Award finalists may be visited by members of the judging panel to verify claims made in the proposals and gain further context.

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 Summary of Initiative  Click Here Click Here
 Criteria Response - Safety Transformation Click Here Click Here
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Send to:

Mainstay Awards
Workers’ Compensation Board of NS 
PO Box 1150 
5668 South Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2Y2

E-mail to: mainstayawards@wcb.gov.ns.ca