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


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.

Top 5 Best Practice Tips for Successful Return to Work
Workplace injury cost Nova Scotia’s economy the equivalent of 3,131 person-years of work in 2020 – a staggering statistic that underlines a call to action for workers, employers, and health care providers across the province.

Supporting Psychologically Healthy and Safe Workplaces
A spotlight on mental health has been emerging in recent years, but this past year has certainly raised the importance of taking care of each other from a psychological health and wellness perspective.

Set the tone for safety
Leaders set the tone in any organization, especially when it comes to workplace safety.

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.

Helping young workers work safely through COVID_19
For many young workers, part-time and summer jobs looked different this year. In addition to learning job responsibilities and how to work safely, they also had to learn how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while on the job.

Beating the heat this summer
Especially after a long spring spent indoors, the summer heat has come for many as a welcome relief. The sunshine makes it easier to engage in safe and physically distanced recreational activities, like hitting the patio, tennis court, or beach.