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


Spotlight on fishing safety during National Drowning Prevention Week
This is National Drowning Prevention Week, a time to reinforce the need for safety while working, swimming, boating or playing near water.

Too many Nova Scotians dying in the fishing sector
Nova Scotia fishermen are 19 times more likely to be killed at work than working Nova Scotians in general, according to Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB) statistics.

Talking to Generation Y
In the summer months, thousands of young Nova Scotians are working on summer jobs. But as any manager – or maybe even any parent – will tell you, dealing with “Generation Y” or the “Millennials” can be different than dealing with older workers.

Editorial: New summer job? Talk to your kids about workplace safety
Over the next few weeks, thousands of young Nova Scotians will start summer jobs. For many it will be their first introduction to the world of work. We want them all to come home safe, but sadly, for some that may not happen. Last year, about 3,500 Nova Scotians under age 25 were hurt on the job. Of those, about 650 young workers suffered injuries that were serious enough to result in time lost from work.

CBC Highlites Transport Safety Board Report
A story by the CBC entitled "High death toll in fishery flagged in Transport Safety Board report" continues to highlight the findings of the Transport Safety Board report, noting that a three-year investigation shows fatalities in Canada's fishing industry have remained high with, on average, one mariner a month being killed at sea.

Report underscores focus on safety
A recent Transportation Safety Board report is a stark reminder of the importance of our work to change the safety culture in Nova Scotia's fishing industry.

Father's Day
On Father’s Day, Dads may get a chance to sleep in or even have breakfast in bed.

Davis Day in Nova Scotia
June 11 is Davis Day, an annual day of remembrance of miners who were killed on the job in Nova Scotia.

Back safety tips
Every single back injury suffered by a Nova Scotian worker is avoidable. You can keep yourself, and your friends at work, safe by using these safety tips:

Remembering Westray's victims
Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Westray Mining Disaster. It was one of the worst workplace health and safety tragedies in Nova Scotia’s history.