The Mainstay Awards will be updated in 2017. The format and timing of the awards program is being reconsidered, as we look at the safety year as a whole and enter the final year of the Workplace Safety Strategy. Entry deadlines and entry requirements will be updated here as they become available. Check this space often for updates.

Safe workplaces don’t just happen

Achieving excellence in occupational health and safety is a journey, guided by a fundamental belief that one Nova Scotian injured on the job is one too many.

Employers building a safer future

With 8 unique categories, the Mainstay Awards set a standard in the province by recognizing individuals, organizations, and employers whose efforts move Nova Scotia toward a safer future. 

Mainstay combines all Workers' Compensation Board and Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education awards into one world-class safety award program. 

Click here to read about 2016 Mainstay Awards recipients


The Mainstay Awards are presented by the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education