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Safety Matters


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

Cindy Porter
Cindy Porter
Cindy Porter's Blog

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.

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.

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.

How to prevent Nova Scotia’s most common workplace injury
Year after year, more than half of the Nova Scotians who are injured at work experience a sprain or strain injury. Most of them are completely preventable.

Spring ahead, with caution
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Tips on how to work safely following Daylight Saving Time.

Supporting young worker injury prevention
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When it comes to workplace injury, young workers are not immune to the potential dangers of their workplace. Last year alone, 3,131 young workers were injured on the job and 599 of them lost time from work because of their injuries - compared to 519 in 2020 and 592 in 2019. Early education surrounding safety and injury prevention can help keep young workers safe now and for many more years to come.

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