Workplace Safety Action Plan for Nova Scotia’s Health Care and Community Services Sectors

Sector Level OH&S Performance Reports

Read the latest Update Report for the Workplace Safety Action Plan for Nova Scotia’s Long Term Care, Home Care, and Disability Support Program Sectors! (Coming Soon)

Have your say!!
Draft content and tools for workplace health and safety programs can be found by clicking on the bulleted links below! All sector stakeholders are encouraged to take the time to read and then provide feedback / comments on these documents:

Initial documents related to Workplace Violence Prevention will be available for review & comment soon

Initial documents related to Safe Handling and Mobility will be available for review and comment soon

News and Updates (click to see all news items and updates)

Publications and Reports (click to view all publications and reports)

Watch Our Safety Awareness Video

Read the Recommendations Report

Action Plan Background Information

Action Plan Partners
Government of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Health Authority
IWK Health Centre
WCB Nova Scotia
Organized Labour (NSGEU, NSNU, CUPE, Unifor)

Sector Safety Tips
For workers in the health and community care sectors, hazards are diverse. They range from driving hazards in visiting home-care clients, to the many ergonomic challenges that come with the requirement to lift and transfer patients, to biological hazards, and many more.

Click here to access tips that may help you stay safe at work