Small and Medium Enterprises


From the Strategy:
Providing smaller businesses with access to tools that will help them enhance safety in their workplaces is a priority. 

Progress Highlights

  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) toolkit includes audit and self-inspection information/templates, incident cost calculator
  • WCB Nova Scotia Workplace Consultant assigned to specifically support small/medium workplaces
  • Four  workshops with small business representatives
  • WCB Nova Scotia website redesigned
  • Workplace Safety Strategy website created including testimonials from smaller workplaces
  • Service Nova Scotia distributes SME brochure to all new businesses that register with Registry of Joint Stocks
  • New Business Information Sessions developed and piloted for new businesses requesting information from the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration
  • Engagement on legislative and regulations changes include an opportunity for sector input
  • Stakeholder engagement has been expanded to include both individual sector activities and cross sector engagement to set broad areas of priority for the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration
  • Amendments to the OHS Act in 2016 included stakeholder consultation on implementation policies to support amendments


Leadership | Safety Culture | Education and Training | Small and Medium Enterprises | Inspection and Enforcement | Performance Management and Measurement