Intermediate Level Resources

Your organization has been working to create an occupational health and safety culture in your workplace by preventing injuries and raising awareness of working safely. However, there are other practices and policies that may need improvement. Follow “Intermediate” tagged materials throughout our site to further increase your organization’s knowledge of health and safety practices.

Getting Started

Helpful Resources

Back Protection

Back injuries are the #1 type of workplace injury in Nova Scotia - and they are 100% avoidable. Become a Back Protection Agent.

Become an Agent

Make your back feel like a purring tiger. Get the facts about back injuries and how to prevent them with this fun quiz from WCB Nova Scotia.

Safety Videos

Videos are an excellent way to begin the conversation about safety in your workplace and can lead to a safer workplace.

What Matters Most Quiz

Test your knowledge of workplace safety. Both workers and employers can take the What Matters Most quiz.

Industry Stats and Tips

What Matters Most

The most important reason for making your workplace safe is not at work at all. What's your reason?

For Parents

Questions to Ask Your Kid


537 time-loss injuries in 2017


627 time-loss injuries in 2017


592 time-loss injuries in 2017


99 time-loss injuries in 2017

Automotive / Retail Gasoline

101 time-loss injuries in 2016


126 time-loss injuries in 2016


23 time-loss injuries in 2017

Managing Safety

Slips, Trips & Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are a major cause of injury in Nova Scotia workplaces. Know the hazards and take steps to prevent them.

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Sprains, strains and other soft tissue injuries are the most common type of workplace injury in Nova Scotia. Small changes can make a big difference.

For Young Workers

Young workers make great employees, but don't always have the workplace experience to know what could hurt them. Find tips to keep them safe at work.

Tools for Young Workers

These great tools from WCB Nova Scotia can help you get the safety conversation started with young workers in your workplace.

Employer Checklists & Resources

Having the right tools for the job helps safety learning become safety action!

Canadian Safety Best Practices

Take your safety education and training up a notch with these resources.

For Young Workers

Other Jobs

This activity is an easy and fun way to help keep everyone safe at work by reminding them what matters most is made possible by workplace safety.

Order Safety Materials

Get prevention and return-to-work materials mailed directly to you.

Classroom Resources

From the classroom to the workplace, these resources support learning about safety.

Health and Social Services Sectors

1,694 time-loss injuries in 2017

Safety Leadership

Injury Stats

From cities to rural communities, office towers to shop floors, factories to fishing boats, workplace injuries are all too common.

Safety Certified

Want a way to show your commitment to safety? Become WCB Safety Certified.

Supervisors, It's your Job

Employers need to work with their supervisors to show and practice ongoing commitment to safety of young workers. Learn more from WCB Nova Scotia.

Safety Sticks

Order a Safety Sticks Kit - it's designed to help prevent young worker injuries by opening up a dialogue about workplace safety, from WCB Nova Scotia.

Cory Nickerson

Nickerson leads by example, putting safety first by running safety drills and insisting that everyone on his vessel wear a PFD. Learn more about safety leaders in Nova Scotia.

Jean Paul Deveau

Kevin Pelley

Mainstay Awards

These awards recognize the very best practices in workplace injury prevention, as well as leadership in fostering timely and safe return to work.

About the Awards

Award Categories

Entry Checklist

How to Enter


Past Winners

Behind the Scenes

One is Too Many

Young Workers

Workplace Safety Strategy

This 5-year plan set out goals for a long-term vision: to make Nova Scotia one of the safest place to work in Canada.

Safety Matters Blog

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

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

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

Safety Matters Blog - Copy

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

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Workplace Health and Safety Research

Safety partners working together to explore and research healthier and safer workplaces in Nova Scotia.

The Health and Safety Assessment is based on the Organizational Performance Metric from the Institute for Work & Health

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