Sector-specific links:
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters: COVID-19 Health & Safety Resources
Social Distancing in the manufacturing workplace – protocols and guidelines
- Guidelines for healthy and safe operation during COVID-19
- COVID-19: Using disinfectants for high-touch areas


Manufacturing plays a key role in Nova Scotia’s economy. The sector is an important engine for job creation, and is often on the leading edge of efforts to increase innovation, productivity and efficiency in our province.

Manufacturing businesses in Nova Scotia produce many of the goods we all rely on today. Some have answered the federal government’s call to action, and have retooled their operations to begin producing PPE for the health care sector. Others are filling demand for needed products here at home, and around the world.

Keeping workers safe in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic is the top priority, and manufacturers have adapted their operations to apply Nova Scotia’s public health directive.

Recommended prevention strategies for manufacturing include:

  • Reorganizing to incorporate safe distance between workers
  • Reducing in-person meetings
  • Staggering break times
  • Closing common areas
  • Offering split shifts
  • Regularly cleaning tools and surfaces, and not sharing tools

Listen to our new radio ad focused on new ways to work safely in manufacturing: 

See the Government of Nova Scotia’s recommendations related to safety at work during COVID-19, here.