Safety Initiatives


Explore these programs, downloads, videos and interactive tools to keep the conversation about safety in your workplace fresh and interesting.

What Matters Most

Nova Scotia's call to action for safer workplaces is a reminder that the most important reason for making your workplace safe is not at work at all. What's your reason?

What Matters Most Video

Safety Quiz

Download a PDF poster:  PFD  Hard Hat  Safety Glasses

Sprains and Strains

Sprains, strains and other soft tissue injuries are the most common type of workplace injury in Nova Scotia. Find out how small changes can make a big difference.

Musculoskeletal Injuries Infographic

Office Ergonomics Resource Guide

Rod Stickman - Working Safely by Design Video

Young Workers

Young workers make great employees, but they don't always have the workplace experience to know what could hurt them. Find tips for parents, employers and youth, to help keep them safe on the job.

Resources for employers

Order a Safety Sticks kit


The best organizational leaders are the ones who make safety personal; their employees are more than just staff members and they create a culture that protects them from harm.

Meet some Nova Scotia safety leaders

Slips, Trips & Falls

More than 1,500 Nova Scotians needed time off to recover from slips and falls at work last year. Learn about workplace hazards and how to prevent a work-related slip, trip or fall before it happens.

Get the OH&S Risk Mapping Tool

Download the Slips & Falls Infographic

Do you employ
1-19 workers?

Visit the Small Business Safety Toolkit to help you create a health & safety policy, learn to identify workplace hazards, and prevent future injuries.

Find out the real cost of an injury or a near-miss to your business. Try the Workplace Incident Cost Calculator

Mainstay Awards

Mainstay Awards honour Nova Scotians who set the bar in keeping workers safe. Find out which companies and individuals have made safety a priority.

Learn More about the Mainstay Awards

View the 2015 Mainstay winners