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


Safe at Sea on the Big Screen in Shelburne
The Safe at Sea video will be screened at the Shelburne Film Expo, Sept 9-10, 2016.

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.

Promoting Fishing Safety at the Wedgeport Tuna Tournament
The WCB, Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council continue to advance the message of fishing safety in communities across Nova Scotia.

Op-Ed: Signs of Sea Change in Fisheries Safety
This op-ed by Stuart MacLean appeared on page E2 of the Aug. 16, 2014 edition of The Chronicle Herald.

National Drowning Prevention Week 2014: Spotlight on Fishing Safety
July 20 to 26 is National Drowning Prevention Week - a time to reinforce the need for safety while working or playing on or near water.

Chronicle Herald Op-Ed: Our risk-running culture on high seas must change
This op-ed from Stuart MacLean about fishing safety in Nova Scotia appeared on page A13 in the Feb. 26 edition of the Chronicle Herald.

Stuart MacLean reflects on tragedy at sea
WCB's CEO, Stuart MacLean responds to the Miss Ally tragedy.

Fisherman safety put first as start of lobster season delayed
The start of the 2012/2013 lobster season is delayed due to bad weather putting the safety of fisherman first.

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.