Beginning Level Resources

You’re taking the first steps to creating a culture of occupational health and safety in your workplace. Follow “Beginning” tagged material throughout our site and start to minimize the risk of injury in your workplace.


Getting Started

Get Started

So, you’re ready to make your workplace safer. Now let’s make it happen. It's important to also think about return-to-work plans.

Helpful Resources

Back Protection

Back injuries are the #1 type of workplace injury in Nova Scotia - and they are 100% avoidable. Become a Back Protection Agent.

Become an Agent

Make your back feel like a purring tiger. Get the facts about back injuries and how to prevent them with this fun quiz from WCB Nova Scotia.

Safety Videos

Videos are an excellent way to begin the conversation about safety in your workplace and can lead to a safer workplace.

Safety Quiz

Test your knowledge of workplace safety. Both workers and employers can take the Safety Quiz.

Industry Stats and Tips

Q & A

For Parents

Questions to Ask Your Kid

Workplace injuries hurt the most at home

A workplace injury has a ripple effect that impacts you, your family and friends and so many more. But it doesn’t have to.

About the Campaign

What Matters Most

The most important reason for making your workplace safe is not at work at all. What's your reason?


565 time-loss injuries in 2022


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75 time-loss injuries in 2022

Automotive / Retail Gasoline

456 time-loss injuries in 2022


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14 time-loss injuries in 2022

Managing Safety

Create a Program

Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Employee responsibilities including doing everything possible to protect the safety of yourself and others in the workplace, reporting anything that might be dangerous…

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Sprains, strains and other soft tissue injuries are the most common type of workplace injury in Nova Scotia. Small changes can make a big difference.

Slips, Trips & Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are a major cause of injury in Nova Scotia workplaces. Know the hazards and take steps to prevent them.

Order Safety Materials

Get prevention and return-to-work materials mailed directly to you.

Workplace Safety Kit

This kit of materials will remind your employees that workplace injuries hurt the most at home.

Employer Checklists & Resources

Having the right tools for the job helps safety learning become safety action!

For Young Workers

Young workers make great employees, but don't always have the workplace experience to know what could hurt them. Find tips to keep them safe at work.

Tools for Young Workers

These great tools from WCB Nova Scotia can help you get the safety conversation started with young workers in your workplace.

For Young Workers

Other Jobs

This activity is an easy and fun way to help keep everyone safe at work by reminding them what matters most is made possible by workplace safety.

Classroom Resources

From the classroom to the workplace, these resources support learning about safety.

Safety Leadership

For Employers

Some of the main employer responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act are to provide a safe workplace, ensure training on how to…

Cory Nickerson

Nickerson leads by example, putting safety first by running safety drills and insisting that everyone on his vessel wear a PFD. Learn more about safety leaders in Nova Scotia.

Jean Paul Deveau

Kevin Pelley

Supervisors, It's your Job

Employers need to work with their supervisors to show and practice ongoing commitment to safety of young workers. Learn more from WCB Nova Scotia.

Safety Sticks

Order a Safety Sticks Kit - it's designed to help prevent young worker injuries by opening up a dialogue about workplace safety, from WCB Nova Scotia.

Young Workers

Young workers make great employees, but don't always have the workplace experience to know what could hurt them. Find tips to keep them safe at work.

Behind the Scenes

One is Too Many

Workplace Safety Strategy

This 5-year plan set out goals for a long-term vision: to make Nova Scotia one of the safest place to work in Canada.

Safety Matters Blog

Many young workers may be marking their initial venture into the workforce. Establishing a solid foundation of safety practices during these early stages shapes their approach towards workplace safety. It will influence the safety standards they will carry throughout the rest of their careers.

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