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


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.

Slow Down, Move Over: Protecting Workers and Drivers in Summer Work Zones
As road work picks up in the summer season, roadside workers and drivers in Nova Scotia face numerous hazards as thousands of vehicles pass through work sites at high speeds. Every motorist has a responsibility to keep these workers safe.

WorkShift Podcast: Supporting Successful Recoveries with Melissa Jenkins
In episode ten of the WorkShift podcast, Interim CEO Shelley Rowan speaks with Emergency Medical Care Melissa Jenkins Manager of Health and Wellness about how the organization keeps workers safe and facilitates their successful return to work with a comprehensive and proactive approach if injury does occur.

Resources to keep Nova Scotia’s young workers safe
As the school year comes to an end, the summer job season for young workers begins.

Remembering the Sacrifice: Honouring Davis Day and Nova Scotia’s Mining History
June 11 is Davis Day, an annual remembrance of miners killed on the job in Nova Scotia. Originating in memory of William Davis, a coal miner who tragically lost his life during a protest by striking miners, the day formally known as William Davis Miners’ Day and also known as Miners Memorial Day, serves as a time to reflect on sacrifices and hardships underlying the province’s coal mining history.

WorkShift Podcast: Lessons In Leadership: The Best of WorkShift
In this special episode of the WorkShift podcast, Interim CEO Shelley Rowan and Safety Services Nova Scotia President and CEO Craig Whitehead reflect on some of their favourite clips from past episodes.

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.

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