Safety Management System

A comprehensive Safety Management System (SMS) ensures the health and safety of employees.  The SMS helps organizations proactively identify and control hazards.  A workplace safety culture cannot be achieved without an effective SMS.

AWARE-NS has developed a Safety Management System (SMS) of 13 elements, complete with program content, tools, templates and forms that will support the needs of the Nova Scotia Health and Community Services sectors.

Safe Handling and Mobility (SHM)

For information on the Safe Handling and Mobility initiatives, please use the following links


Workplace Violence Prevention


Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee


Safety for Supervisors and Managers