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New safety kits for Safety and Health Week - May 5-11

Safety and Health Week (formerly NAOSH Week) is a great time to renew your commitment to promoting safety in your workplace year round. The tools in our new workplace safety kit can help you get started.

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Industry profile: Health and social services

44,000 people work in acute care, long-term care, home care and community services sectors where workplace safety challenges are diverse.   


time-loss injuries in 2018


of all time-loss injuries in 2018

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

  • Mother's Day 2019
    Posted last week
    Safety is learned at a mother’s knee: in a hand squeeze before looking both ways and crossing the street, in a no-arguments-allowed order to walk with scissors pointing down, or in a reminder from the front seat to buckle a seatbelt.
  • Potholes and Frost Heaves on Nova Scotia Roads
    Posted last month
    Both can be equally dangerous and cause damage to your car or, worse, cause an accident. During Nova Scotia’s extended spring weather, it’s important to be aware of these hazards and know how to protect yourself and your vehicle.

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A workplace is only as safe as the commitment of each and every team member to make sure everyone gets home to what matters most at the end of the day.
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