Occupational health and safety officers are working with health-care workers in Nova Scotia to raise awareness about strain, sprain and inflammation injury prevention. Officers visited 36 health-care facilities across the province between March and July 2016. The goal was to engage workers in discussions about health and safety programs. The visits were used to promote general safety compliance and awareness, while identifying areas for improvement and recognizing the efforts that are already being made. The result is a list of recommendations that are being shared with stakeholders. They will help government advance the goals laid out in its Workplace Safety Strategy.
A summary of the recommendations can be found at: http://novascotia.ca/lae/healthandsafety/.