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Safety Matters


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

Shae McIntyre
Shae McIntyre
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How to stay safe in the sun this summer
As the sun shines brighter and warmer, more outdoor work gets underway and Nova Scotians get out to enjoy the nicer weather. Sun Safety Month serves as a reminder to take proactive steps to prevent sunburn, reduce the risk of skin cancer and many other sun-related conditions.

Nova SAFE: New app puts workplace safety information at Nova Scotians’ fingertips
Recently released by the Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration, Nova SAFE was designed to help provide Nova Scotians with a convenient way to access and reference workplace safety information when and where they need it.

WorkShift Podcast: Cultivating a Culture of Safety with Deputy Ministers Ava Czapalay and April Howe
In episode eight of the WorkShift podcast, WCB’s Interim CEO Shelley Rowan talks to Deputy Ministers Ava Czapalay and April Howe about their roles to help guide the priorities for the province and set the tone on what it's like to live and work here in Nova Scotia.

WorkShift Podcast: Activity in the Workplace with Dr. Robert Strang and Dr. Jonathan Fowles
In episode seven of the WorkShift podcast, former WCB CEO Stuart MacLean talks to Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Jonathan Fowles, Director of the Center of Lifestyle Studies at Acadia University about the importance of physical activity in life and at work, and the responsibility leaders have to help their workers become healthier and more active in the workplace.

WorkShift Podcast: A Shift in Leadership
In this special episode, former WCB CEO Stuart MacLean speaks with Shelley Rowan, Interim CEO and new WorkShift podcast host, who will give listeners the opportunity to hear directly from leaders, while inspiring those leaders to continue important safety conversations in their workplaces.

WorkShift Podcast: New Approaches for Safer Workplaces with MJ MacDonald
In the face of new challenges in the workforce, leaders are being asked to do more today to ensure their workplaces are more physically and mentally safer than ever before.

WorkShift Podcast: Safety Storytelling with Martin Lesperance
Storytelling is one of the most compelling forms of communication and often the best way to ensure vital information is absorbed by the people you are trying to reach.

WorkShift Podcast: Safety Culture with Dr. Mark Fleming
A workplace’s safety culture determines what people do when no one is looking. To Dr. Mark Fleming, safety is not about the absence of injury, but the presence of controls.

WorkShift Podcast: Leading Safety in Small and Large-Scale Construction with Dan Monk and Steve Snider
A shift in safety culture doesn’t come easy. But when it does, we can point to one thing that’s made the most significant difference: strong leadership.

WorkShift Podcast: Leading Psychological Safety in the Workplace with Dr. Jackie Kinley and Deepak Prasad
In recent years, WCB Nova Scotia has seen an increase in the number of psychological and complex workplace injury claims, where mental health-related issues make it more difficult for workers to recover from physical injuries.