March 20: New OHS Strategy Launched

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The government launched a new five-year workplace safety strategy aimed at ensuring every Nova Scotian returns home safely from work each day. Highlights:

  • Focus on incident prevention through worker education and training
  • Increased access to tools that will help small- to medium-sized businesses
  • Promotion of better safety practices through inspection and enforcement
  • Identification of leaders to champion and advocate safe workplaces
  • Implementation of detailed safety policies and procedures to help measure workplace safety more effectively
  • Integration of health and safety awareness and training in public school and post-secondary curriculum.