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COSP Information Sessions

COSP Information Session for Community Service Sector
AWARE-NS has identified the Community Services as a priority to work in partnership with WCB-NS to develop a provincial Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) strategy which includes a Health and Safety Management System. Based on a number of assessments and expressed interest from the Community Services, AWARE-NS and WCB-NS, are rolling out the
Community of Safe Practice (COSP) Program to this sector.
The purpose of the program is to develop and facilitate a community of safe practice that supports a culture of workplace safety and prevents injuries and associated cost expenditures.
Why Now?
The numbers suggest that fewer financial resources will be available to the sector to establish and/or sustain an effective injury prevention system into the future. Given we also know that the safety of the people we support is directly correlated with the safety of the provider; we must be diligent in our pursuit of continuous improvement of workplace health and safety. Currently there is a lot of good work happening in each and every organization in Nova Scotia but we now have an opportunity to leverage our collective knowledge to ensure we reverse this trend together.
Where we are now?
Phase one of this initiative will begin with the establishment of a working group of Community Services organizations. The next phase is to engage the broader community in this initiative. AWARE-NS will be hosting nine (9) Information Sessions throughout the Province in February 2015.
AWARE-NS and our partners have completed a significant amount of work and we would like to invite you to learn more about COSP and the Health and Safety Management System.
February 3 – Amherst
February 4 – Truro
February 5 – Halifax
February 10 – Berwick
February 13 – Bridgewater
February 18 – Yarmouth
February 23 – Baddeck
February 24 – Sydney
February 26 – Antigonish
All sessions will run from 1:30pm – 3:30pm
To confirm your attendance or for more information, please email [email protected]
or Call 902 832 3868

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