At a Glance
The Occupational Health and Safety Act provides for the promotion, co-ordination, administration and enforcement of occupational safety and health in the Province. Placing certain duties on employers, employees, self-employed persons, constructors, contractors, professionals, owners, suppliers and providers of occupational health and safety services.
The Act Emphasizes on proactive approaches to prevent accidents, injury and disease through an internal responsibility system based on the cooperation and involvement of the workplace parties in occupational health and safety matters.
In addition, the broad duties identified by the Act are further defined by a tier of legislation, commonly referred to as regulations, together with lower tiers of non-statutory codes of practice and guidelines.
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Workers Compensation Average Assessment Rate (2019): $2.65 per $100
Workers Compensation Maximum Assessable Earnings (2019): $60,900
WCB Agency: Workers’ Compensation Board Of Nova Scotia
Workplace Annual Statistics Report: WCB Nova Scotia Annual Reports