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


Nicole Halloran
Nicole Halloran
Nicole Halloran's Blog

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.

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.

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.

Engaging everyone to create a workplace safety culture
Focus, dedication and collaboration are key components to making safety an integral part of workplace culture. Autoport Limited have demonstrated these and were recently recognized through WCB Nova Scotia’s Workplace Recognition Program as a leader and champion that is committed to preventing workplace injuries and to promoting an early and safe return to the workplace.

Take the sting out of summer
While the summer season is typically a time when many Nova Scotians step back and relax after the rigours of a long winter, it’s still important to be aware of warm-weather safety hazards, and take steps to reduce risk.

Managing COVID-19 risk at Nova Scotia Power
Nova Scotia’s electrical power service provider has expanded its industry-leading health and safety program to help keep workers, contractors and customers safe during COVID-19.

Safety and Health Week 2020
This week, May 3 - 9, workplaces across Nova Scotia will mark Safety and Health Week without the usual in-person gatherings that help connect and remind employers and workers to make safety a top priority.

The importance of safety leadership
Leadership has always been an essential catalyst for workplace safety. Never has that been more true than during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting Psychologically Healthy and Safe Workplaces
While workplace mental health has emerged as a growing concern in recent years, the strain of the current pandemic and the recent tragic events across Nova Scotia that claimed the lives of several Nova Scotians have emphasized the need to cultivate and support psychologically healthy and safe workplaces in our province.