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


A day to mourn, a commitment to change
When you’ve had personal experience with losing a colleague on the job, the way Andrew Titus, Marine Manager for Mersey Seafoods has, the Day of Mourning takes on a whole new meaning.

Safety Services NS hybrid conference set for April 11 & 12
Safety Services NS hybrid conference set for April 11 & 12

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.

When the clocks fall back
The impact of the fall time change on health.

October: Focus on sprains and strains
Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs): a big term for a major type of workplace injury, often caused when the work doesn’t fit the worker.

Motorists play major role in keeping employees safe in road work zones
A new campaign is reminding motorists that when they’re on the highway, they’re also in someone’s workplace.

Making and keeping safety a priority for Nova Scotia’s young workers
As high school ends, summer job season begins. For many young workers, it could be their first job. As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, workers, their employers, parents and teachers can help reinforce and demonstrate that their safety is the number one priority when it comes to preventing all workplace injury and illness.

Honouring Nova Scotia's miners on Davis Day
June 11 is an annual day of remembrance of miners who died on the job in Nova Scotia, and a reminder of the importance of advocating for workplace safety.

Make workplace health and safety the new normal — during the pandemic and beyond
In this op-ed piece, WCB Nova Scotia CEO Stuart MacLean challenges all Nova Scotians to keep making workplace safety a priority long after the pandemic is over.

Use the Risk Mapping Tool to help prevent injuries in your workplace
One of the first key steps to knowing how to prevent injuries in your workplace is to understand where and why they’re happening. No matter where you work, WCB Nova Scotia’s Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Risk Mapping Tool can be used to help identify, assess, and control injury hazards to help reduce injuries.