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


Changes align Canada to new WHMIS standards
WHMIS 2015 is based on the GHS, and includes new hazard classes, labelling requirements, and safety data sheets for hazardous products.

Workplace safety – an employer’s story
Employers and workers have a shared responsibility when it comes to preventing workplace injury.

Miners' Memorial Day
Ninety years ago, there was a desperate story reaching its breaking point in New Waterford, which started a change in our safety culture.

OH&S Twitter Chat
Workplace Safety Twitter chat with OHS Director Scott Nauss #talksafety

Stuart MacLean honoured as Top 50 CEO
The Nova Scotia business community recognized the strategic and inspirational leadership of WCB CEO Stuart MacLean as he was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs.

Pratt and Whitney, Linda Corkum take home top awards for safety
Nova Scotia’s highest honours in workplace health and safety were handed out today at the sixth annual Mainstay Awards by the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education Kelly Regan and Workers’ Compensation Board CEO Stuart MacLean.

Hundreds Gather to Promote Workplace Safety
More than 250 safety professionals kicked off North American Occupational Safety and Health Week at a symposium in Dartmouth on Monday, May 4th.

Tips for staying healthy and safe while getting through winter
This winter has brought some incredible weather to Nova Scotia - snow, freezing rain, rain, flash freezes, and all the above put together.

WCB’s Paula Arab receives Q.C. distinction
Great news about one of the WCB's esteemed Legal Counsel

Fishermen Urged to Make Safety a Priority
As lobster season gets underway in southwest Nova Scotia, fishermen are reminded to practice safety and monitor weather and marine forecasts while at sea.