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Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and Department of Labour & Advance Education have created a Small Business Safety Tool Kit that is a must for all businesses in Nova Scotia. Web site
The program, sponsored by NS Department of Labour & Advanced Education and the CBDC, is designed to give Nova Scotian businesses the ability to provide important skills training to their employees at NO COST. By signing up today, your business can build its own private learning area for employees, allowing them to access hundreds of online courses including:
- HR Fundamentals
- Engaging Gen-Y Employees
- Business Writing Basics
- Customer Service Fundamentals
- Social Media in the Workplace
- Finance and Accounting Essentials
Skills On Line NS Web site
Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia sets the standard for workplace injury insurance. We inform and inspire Nova Scotian’s in the prevention of workplace injury, but if it occurs, we support those whose lives it touches by championing a timely return to safe and healthy work.
Workplace Safety Information & Resource Centers
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety – Excellent health, safety and environment information for everyone.
Worksafe BC – One of the best resources in Canada for workplace safety information
Transport Canada works to help ensure that Canadians have the best transportation system — not by owning and operating the system as in the past, but by developing and administering policies, regulations and programs for a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly transportation system; contributing to Canada’s economic growth and social development; and, protecting the physical environment. Transport Canada oversees all modes of transport in Canada air, rail road and marine.
CCMTA is the official organization in CANADA for coordinating all matters dealing with the administration, regulation and control of motor vehicle transportation and highway safety. CCMTA incorporates members from all Canadian governments (Provincial/Territorial/Federal). Please note for commercial vehicle transportation we have more information on the national safety code standards here
As the collective voice of the road transport industry in Atlantic Canada the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association will promote the industry for the benefit of our members.
The Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic is a not for profit organization working with the trucking industry to address human resource issues through the development of innovative initiatives and programs. Together we strive to educate, support and develop professional and rewarding careers in Atlantic Canada’s trucking industry.
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The primary function of the Association is to promote all matters aiding the development and improvement of the trucking industry and the allied trades in Nova Scotia, including social, recreational, benevolent, educational and charitable activities.
The mission at the FSSNS is to develop and deliver cost effective, quality training programs. These programs will ensure a safe work environment and a skilled work force for the Forestry Industry of Nova Scotia, in compliance with Industry and Government regulations.
The mandate of the Fisheries Safety Association is to enhance safety, and to make the industry more attractive for new employees and to keep existing employees safe and healthy. The association’s work will help to prevent accidents and injuries, along with a reduction in workers’ compensation rates for the Nova Scotia fishing industry.
First Aid Providers
Learn about the Canadian Red Cross Society including who we are, where we work, what we do
Our St. John Ambulance Community Service volunteers provide a variety of programs that meet the health, safety and quality of life needs in our communities.
Asbestos exposure is the No. 1 cause of occupational death in Canada. Since 1996, asbestos-related disease has accounted for around a third of workplace deaths. Listed below are websites that provide information on asbestos, mesothelioma and related information.
TreatMesothelioma.org is dedicated to the assistance and guidance of asbestos and mesothelioma victims around the world. We exist to not only inspire hope during these unbearable times but to also provide palliative care and comprehensive information through our website, resources, and educational videos. By being the largest resource for mesothelioma treatment options and complementary therapies, we are designed to help guide patients and their loved ones toward the answers and support they need to improve their quality of life, prognosis, and life expectancy.
Mesothelioma Guide is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. Our mission is to guide mesothelioma patients to better health care options and to find a cure.
Did you know that mesothelioma, a rare cancer that affects protective membranes surrounding lungs, heart and abdominal cavity is mainly caused by asbestos exposure? Learn more by viewing the information on this website.
Mesothelioma is cancer caused by exposure to asbestos that most often forms in the lining of the lungs or abdomen. As it grows and spreads, different physical and mental effects are felt in the body. Understanding what to expect, as well as receiving the proper resources and information from qualified experts, is a step in the right direction to treating this rare cancer.
MesotheliomaHelp.org is a comprehensive resource for those affected by asbestos-related diseases. A diagnosis of mesothelioma cancer can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to deal with it alone. On this site you can find solutions and connect with others in our community.
CSA Group works closely with leading independent agencies and associations to promote safety standards in North America and around the world. CSA marks are widely accepted by code officials and government authorities having jurisdiction throughout North America. We are accredited and recognized by regulatory bodies including the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Federal and Provincial government agencies.
The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) is a health, safety and environmental organization for professionals in Canada. They work with industry, governmental agencies and other safety organizations to promote a greater awareness of health, safety and environmental issues in workplaces and communities across the nation and around the world.
HMIRC’s clients consist of a number of WHMIS stakeholders: suppliers and employers in the chemical industry who wish to protect their trade secrets from being disclosed on MSDSs or labels; employers who rely on supplier MSDS information to prepare their own workplace MSDSs and training programs; and labour organizations representing all workers who are exposed to these products.
The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only ‘tripartite’ United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programs promoting decent work for all.
Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis. TIRES is a research project developed by the SHARP program at the Washington Department of Labor & Industries. SHARP’s research shows that trucking has some of the highest claims rates and costs in the State of Washington. Discussion with industry and labor groups revealed a desire to improve these rates. Our combined goal is to decrease the number of work-related injuries in trucking by targeting the most common injury types for prevention activities.
We build and maintain quality provincial infrastructure for Nova Scotians. On this site you will find information about highways and bridges, government buildings, and environmental remediation projects.
Steps for Life is the primary fundraising event for Threads of Life, a national Canadian charity providing support programs and services to families affected by a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease.
The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support (known as Threads of Life) is a national registered Canadian charity dedicated to supporting families along their journey of healing who have suffered from a workplace fatality, life-altering illness or occupational disease. Our network of family members and corporate partners believe traumatic workplace injuries, occupational diseases and deaths are preventable.
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Learn all the ways that you can enter the trucking industry. It takes a large number of people to move everything safely, efficiently and on time. Take a look at this website for more information about careers you may wish to consider.