Did you know that workers in the health and community services sectors are more likely to be injured on the job than any other type of worker? Three out of 10 time-loss claims originate in these sectors, but stakeholders are coming together to help bring about change.

Click here to learn more about the five-year Workplace Safety Action Plan

What’s New? 

When workers at Glace Bay’s Seaview Manor saw small safety changes happening in their workplace, it started a chain reaction. Read more about how they integrated safety into the day-to-day routine.

It’s been over one year since work began on the action plan, and there is still much work to come. To read more about where we’ve been and where we’re going, click here.

Publications and Reports

A lot of work has been happening as we dig in to the complexities of health and safety in Nova Scotia’s health and community services sectors.

Click here to view reports and publications

News and Profiles

Safety is a two-way street. Read more about how one organization changed the way they provide care to ensure staff safety was also a priority in their facilities.

The working group phase of the action plan has wrapped up, and to mark the end of this significant engagement with stakeholders, we brought everyone together for an afternoon of sharing, planning, and discussion. Read more about it here.

Action Plan Partners

In 2016, the below organizations came together to facilitate the development of a sector-led, five-year action plan, a partnership that has grown in 2017 and now includes employers and organized labour.

AWARE-NS
Government of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Health Authority
IWK Health Centre
WCB Nova Scotia

Sector Safety Tips

For workers in the health and community care sectors, hazards are diverse. They range from driving hazards in visiting home-care clients, to the many ergonomic challenges that come with the requirement to lift and transfer patients, to biological hazards, and many more.

Click here to access tips that may help you stay safe at work

Working Group member? Click here for your meeting materials.