This work is a joint initiative between LSI and AWARE-NS.  The work began in the homecare sector, which is now complete. We will be sharing the results from the homecare inspections at the COSP meeting in December.

The initiative has just wrapped up all the pilot long term care inspections, of which there were 11 facilities inspected. The initiative is now at the phase where an Occupational Health and Safety Officer may reach out to your long-term care organization to schedule an inspection.

The inspection will focus on the following focus areas:

  • Internal Responsibility System
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Safe handling and mobility
  • Violence in the workplace
  • Pandemic planning


The purpose of this collaborative initiative is to address the following issues:

  • To increase Labour’s presence in the sector
  • To assess and build understanding of legislative requirements
  • To build relationships and a culture of safety compliance in the sector
  • To ensure positive compliance outcomes in the sector
  • For Labour to gain an understanding of issues faced by this sector
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PSHSA is excited to announce that the national workplace violence and harassment research we conducted on behalf of the CSA Group is now available online.  Below is the link to the research report in case you are interested in reviewing it.  Thank you also to those who contributed. You can find the research report here.

A survey of over 1,000 Nova Scotia nurses has found that over 90 per cent feel patients are being put at risk due to staff shortages, according to their union.

The Nova Scotia General Employees Union (NSGEU) says the survey was sent to all 3,147 members and was completed by 1,009 of them.

Members were given more than 10 days to complete the survey, according to the NSGEU, who says the results were “extremely alarming.”

According to the survey, 93 per cent of nurses surveyed say they believe patients are being put at risk due to working short, and in the past six months, and 92 per cent said their workload has increased over the past five years.

The survey also indicated that 85 per cent of respondents say their unit works short at least once per week, and only 12 per cent feel safe at work.

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