Beginning Level Resources

You’re taking the first steps to creating a culture of occupational health and safety in your workplace. Follow “Beginning” tagged material throughout our site and start to minimize the risk of injury in your workplace.


Body of Evidence

Slips, Trips & Falls

Sprains, strains and other soft tissue injuries are the most common type of workplace injury in Nova Scotia. Small changes can make a big difference.

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs): a big term for a major type of workplace injury in Nova Scotia.

Back Protection

Back injuries are the #1 type of workplace injury in Nova Scotia - and they are 100% avoidable. Become a Back Protection Agent.

Safety Videos

Videos are an excellent way to begin the conversation about safety in your workplace and can lead to a safer workplace.

What Matters Most Quiz

Test your knowledge of workplace safety. Both workers and employers can take the What Matters Most quiz.

For Young Workers

Young workers make great employees, but don't always have the workplace experience to know what could hurt them. Find tips to keep them safe at work.

Supervisors, It's your Job

Employers need to work with their supervisors to show and practice ongoing commitment to safety of young workers. Learn more from WCB Nova Scotia.

Tools for Young Workers

These great tools from WCB Nova Scotia can help you get the safety conversation started with young workers in your workplace.

Safety Sticks

Order a Safety Sticks Kit - it's designed to help prevent young worker injuries by opening up a dialogue about workplace safety, from WCB Nova Scotia.

Industry Stats and Tips

Q & A

PWI Safety Survey

Employer Checklists & Resources

Having the right tools for the job helps safety learning become safety action!

What Matters Most

The most important reason for making your workplace safe is not at work at all. What's your reason?

Behind the Scenes

One is Too Many

Young Workers

For Parents

Questions to Ask Your Kid

For Young Workers

Order Safety Materials

Get prevention and return-to-work materials mailed directly to you.

For Post-Secondary Educators

Is workplace health and safety being discussed in your classroom? We can help.


523 time-loss injuries in 2016


628 time-loss injuries in 2016


625 time-loss injuries in 2016


90 time-loss injuries in 2016

Automotive / Retail Gasoline

101 time-loss injuries in 2016


126 time-loss injuries in 2016


21 time-loss injuries in 2016

Workplace Safety Strategy

This 5-year plan set out goals for a long-term vision: to make Nova Scotia one of the safest place to work in Canada.

Safety Matters Blog

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

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Getting Started

Get Started

So, you’re ready to make your workplace safer. Now let’s make it happen.

Helpful Resources

Managing Safety

Safety Leadership

For Employers

Some of the main employer responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act are to provide a safe workplace, ensure training on how to…

Injury Stats

From cities to rural communities, office towers to shop floors, factories to fishing boats, workplace injuries are all too common.

The Health and Safety Assessment is based on the Organizational Performance Metric from the Institute for Work & Health

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