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


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.

Working safely in retail during the holidays
While many workplaces slow down around the December holidays, things for workers in the retail sector are as busy as they’ll get all year.

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.

WorkShift Podcast: Safety Storytelling with Martin Lesperance
Storytelling is one of the most compelling forms of communication and often the best way to ensure vital information is absorbed by the people you are trying to reach.

WorkShift Podcast: Safety Culture with Dr. Mark Fleming
A workplace’s safety culture determines what people do when no one is looking. To Dr. Mark Fleming, safety is not about the absence of injury, but the presence of controls.

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.

WorkShift Podcast: Leading Safety in Small and Large-Scale Construction with Dan Monk and Steve Snider
A shift in safety culture doesn’t come easy. But when it does, we can point to one thing that’s made the most significant difference: strong leadership.

WorkShift Podcast: Leading Psychological Safety in the Workplace with Dr. Jackie Kinley and Deepak Prasad
In recent years, WCB Nova Scotia has seen an increase in the number of psychological and complex workplace injury claims, where mental health-related issues make it more difficult for workers to recover from physical injuries.

Sun Safety – Keeping workers safe this summer - June 2022
Summer is too short to miss due to a heat-related illness that could have been easily avoided. Let’s all do our part to celebrate the summer heat, safely.

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