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Safety Matters


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

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.

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.

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

February 28 is Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day
Learn about the risk factors, signs and symptoms and how to prevent Nova Scotia’s most common type of workplace injury.

Crew of the 'Miss Ally' remembered on 10-year anniversary
On February 17, 2013, five fishermen from Shelburne County were lost to the sea when the ‘Miss Ally’ capsized. The loss of Captain Katlin Nickerson, Joel Hopkins, Cole Nickerson, Tyson Townsend and Billy Jack Hatfield continues to be felt to this day.

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.

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