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Safety Matters


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

Remembering Nova Scotia’s miners on the 99th Anniversary of Davis Day
Today, June 11 marks the 99th anniversary of Davis Day, an annual remembrance of miners who lost their lives on the job in Nova Scotia. Davis Day is a powerful reminder of sacrifices and hardships endured by our province’s coal miners.

How to stay safe in the sun this summer
As the sun shines brighter and warmer, more outdoor work gets underway and Nova Scotians get out to enjoy the nicer weather. Sun Safety Month serves as a reminder to take proactive steps to prevent sunburn, reduce the risk of skin cancer and many other sun-related conditions.

13 Factors: Fostering a mentally healthy workplace
“I care about the psychological safety of my team, but I’m not sure what to do to protect them.” We’re hearing statements like that often. Especially as workplace leaders learn that gradual onset psychological injuries will soon become compensable.

Not all workplace injuries are visible
For so long, say the words “workplace safety,” and people think hardhat and work boots. That’s changing—and not too soon.

Protect your eyes during solar eclipse
As the upcoming solar eclipse approaches, it's crucial to prioritize eye safety in the workplace.

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week
Many of us love to spend Saturday mornings wandering through local markets, purchasing local produce at the grocery store or visiting local farms.

Protecting those who serve: Prioritizing safety for retail workers during the holiday shopping season.
While many workplaces wind down during the holidays, it’s the busiest time of year for Nova Scotia’s retail industry.

This winter, put a freeze on slips, trips, and falls
During the winter months, injuries due to slips, trips, and falls increase in the workplace. Join the many leaders making it their business to prevent slips, trips, and falls in their workplaces—and the impacts they can have on workers and their families.

Preventing Nova Scotia's #1 injury type
Each October, we promote awareness and prevention for repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), also known as musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs).  But these injuries can be prevented all year long.

WorkShift Podcast: Getting Back is Part of Getting Better with Dr. Leisha Hawker and Dr. Manoj Vohra
In episode eleven of the WorkShift podcast, Shelley Rowan speaks with Dr. Leisha Hawker and Dr. Manoj Vohra about a physician’s role to help Nova Scotians recover from a workplace injury and make a safe and timely return to work.

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