A Provincial focus on workplace injury prevention

Soteria logoIn Greek mythology, Soteria was the Goddess of safety and preservation from harm. We couldn’t think of a better symbol to represent work focused on improving the safety of health care workers and those we serve.

Soteria strategies will focus on improving our culture in healthcare, and promoting a culture of safety and well-being for all.

Soteria Strains is focused on musculoskeletal injury prevention (strains and sprains). In 2011, almost 80 percent of all time loss claims reported to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB) by health care workers were musculoskeletal injuries (Strains) and more than 50% of these Strains were the linked to some type of manual lift or transfer task (WCB NS, April 2011).

Consultation and Feedback Reports

Evaluation Reports

Program Guide Outline / Drafts

White Papers