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NAOSH Week May 7-13

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Industry profile: Health and Social Services Sectors

For health workers in acute care, continuing care, and home and community care sectors, the hazards are diverse. 


1680
time-loss injuries in 2016
28%
of all time-loss injuries in 2016

Internal responsibility system 

As an employer or a worker in Nova Scotia, you have legal rights to keep you safe on your job.

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Safety Matters blog posts

Safety Matters Blog

  • Putting all paws on deck for dog bite prevention
    Posted 1 days ago
    When it comes to potential risks in the workplace, dogs aren’t often the first hazard to come to mind. Yet, many jobs require that workers know how to safely deal with animals, both wild and domestic.
  • Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk: Improving Safety Outcomes at the ACMHC
    Posted 2 days ago
    Nestled in the meadows surrounding the base of North Mountain in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, the Annapolis County Municipal Housing Corporation (ACMHC) is an idyllic scene of tranquility and respite. But don’t let the rustic setting fool you – while Mountain Lea Lodge and the Meadows ARC certainly evoke feelings of simplicity and lightheartedness, the organization is at the forefront of progressive workplace safety strategies that are changing the way residential care is provided.

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Day of Mourning April 28

This April 28th, we remember the 26 coal miners who were tragically lost in the Westray Mine disaster of 1992. Allen Martin remembers his brother, Glenn, 25 years later.

Watch Glenn's story

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