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Safety Matters


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

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.

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.

Back to Better: Changing the story for workers recovering from injury
Stories about the far-reaching impacts of workplace injuries are all too common, but effective return-to-work programs could have the power to change them. Learn about the steps you need to take to help workers "get back to better."

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.

Workplace safety is a team sport. Which position do you play?
Each member of a sports team may play a different position, but they contribute collectively to the outcome of the game. It's the same philosophy at the core of the Internal Responsibility System: every person in a workplace has the right, and the responsibility, to keep the workplace safe.

How workplace injury impacted Nova Scotians in 2022
Nova Scotia is becoming a safer place to work, but there is still work to do. Check out the latest statistics on workplace injuries, the most common types of injuries and how they occurred, which industries they were happening in and much more in the 2022 Impact of Workplace Injury Report.

10 ways to mark Safety and Health Week in your workplace
From May 1-6, demonstrate your commitment to physical and psychological safety in your workplace by participating in Safety and Health Week. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

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