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


Boo! Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is just days away. Get prepared with some great safety tips.

Young Worker Safety
Keeping the conversation going to keep young workers safe on the job.

Fire Prevention at Home and Work
It’s National Fire Prevention Week in Canada, and this year's theme is: "Fire Prevention Week – Have 2 Ways Out".

WCB Named a Top Canadian Employer for Second Consecutive Year
For the second year in a row, the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB) has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The official announcement can be found in this morning’s Globe & Mail.

WCB Rate Enhancements for 2013
The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia recently announced a set of new rate enhancements for 2013. What can you do to change your rates?

The Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia has a lot to tweet!
The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia’s Twitter account (@worksafeforlife) has launched! Managed by our Communications Department, it will be used as a communications tool and outreach channel to reach and engage with our stakeholders.

Stand up against bullying day
Today is Stand up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia schools. See one teenager's message to stop bullying.

Editorial: Workers Compensation - More carrots, better sticks
The Chronicle Herald ran an editorial on Sept. 7th, focused on the province's success in reducing workplace injury through prevention.

A sandy safety message!
A safety message was sculpted out of sand at the 34th Annual Clam Harbour Sandcastle and Sandsculpture Contest this past weekend. Check out the action.

How Sunscreen Works
We all know we should use sunscreen when playing or working outdoors, but do we know why and what type is best to keep us safe?