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Safety Matters


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

Shae McIntyre
Shae McIntyre
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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.

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.

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.

Nova SAFE: New app puts workplace safety information at Nova Scotians’ fingertips
Recently released by the Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration, Nova SAFE was designed to help provide Nova Scotians with a convenient way to access and reference workplace safety information when and where they need it.

WorkShift Podcast: Cultivating a Culture of Safety with Deputy Ministers Ava Czapalay and April Howe
In episode eight of the WorkShift podcast, WCB’s Interim CEO Shelley Rowan talks to Deputy Ministers Ava Czapalay and April Howe about their roles to help guide the priorities for the province and set the tone on what it's like to live and work here in Nova Scotia.

WorkShift Podcast: Activity in the Workplace with Dr. Robert Strang and Dr. Jonathan Fowles
In episode seven of the WorkShift podcast, former WCB CEO Stuart MacLean talks to Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Jonathan Fowles, Director of the Center of Lifestyle Studies at Acadia University about the importance of physical activity in life and at work, and the responsibility leaders have to help their workers become healthier and more active in the workplace.

WorkShift Podcast: A Shift in Leadership
In this special episode, former WCB CEO Stuart MacLean speaks with Shelley Rowan, Interim CEO and new WorkShift podcast host, who will give listeners the opportunity to hear directly from leaders, while inspiring those leaders to continue important safety conversations in their workplaces.

WorkShift Podcast: New Approaches for Safer Workplaces with MJ MacDonald
In the face of new challenges in the workforce, leaders are being asked to do more today to ensure their workplaces are more physically and mentally safer than ever before.

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