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


Cindy Porter
Cindy Porter
Cindy Porter's Blog

Supporting young worker injury prevention - August 2022
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When it comes to workplace injury, young workers are not immune to the potential dangers of their workplace. Last year alone, 3,131 young workers were injured on the job and 599 of them lost time from work because of their injuries - compared to 519 in 2020 and 592 in 2019. Early education surrounding safety and injury prevention can help keep young workers safe now and for many more years to come.

Sun Safety – Keeping workers safe this summer - June 2022
Summer is too short to miss due to a heat-related illness that could have been easily avoided. Let’s all do our part to celebrate the summer heat, safely.

Psychologically healthy and safe workplaces –webinar with Marc DesRoches - May 2022
WCB was proud to present a free webinar on May 5, 2022, on psychologically healthy and safe workplaces hosted by WCB Workplace Consultant Marc DesRoches.

Making and keeping safety a priority for Nova Scotia’s young workers - May 2022
As university and high school comes to an end, the summer job season for young workers begins.

Use the Risk Mapping Tool to help prevent injuries in your workplace - May 2022
The benefits of a healthy workplace are felt by all. Productivity increases when employees feel supported and safe. Healthy workplaces are welcoming. Heath workplaces are safe. Healthy workplaces are supportive. Healthy workplaces are good for everyone.

Top 5 Best Practice Tips for Successful Return to Work - May 2022
As claims become more complex, with more factors impacting time off due to injury and return to work than ever before, the importance of creating healthy workplaces, both physically and psychologically safe places to work, is increasing.

Leading the way towards psychologically healthy and safe workplaces
Get the resources you need to make your workplace a physically and psychologically healthy and safe one.

A day to mourn, a commitment to change
When you’ve had personal experience with losing a colleague on the job, the way Andrew Titus, Marine Manager for Mersey Seafoods has, the Day of Mourning takes on a whole new meaning.

When the clocks fall back
The impact of the fall time change on health.

October: Focus on sprains and strains
Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs): a big term for a major type of workplace injury, often caused when the work doesn’t fit the worker.