New ways to work safely

Posted: July 23, 2020

When COVID-19 began to present itself in Nova Scotia, Workers Compensation Canada (WCB) Nova Scotia knew that this would present a new workplace safety concern that employers and employees would need to swiftly address.

WCB Nova Scotia is the provincial provider of workplace injury insurance, servicing 19,500 employers and 335,000 workers. The organization focuses on injury prevention education and supporting workers through benefits and safe return to work programs.

Working with the Provincial government, WCB Nova Scotia began to provide resources for businesses that were eligible to remain open under the Public Health Order like construction and manufacturing. Now, as more businesses begin to reopen they’ve broadened their focus.

Businesses are working hard to adapt to the ways they serve customers, establishing new protocols and policies to keep staff and clients safe. WCB Nova Scotia has created safety materials and messages for businesses to share with clients, customers, and staff.

The COVID-19 Prevention Materials were developed in collaboration with the provincial Department of Labour and Advanced Education. These free prevention videos, radio ads, digital screens, and posters can be downloaded and shared from any device, to help support safety in any workplace. Print them off, display them on digital monitors, or share them on social media.

Whether your industry or sector has been operating throughout the state of emergency or is reopening according to new public health guidelines, these resources can help make sure workers and customers have the information they need to reduce the risk of COVID 19 transmission.

Get more tips at worksafeforlife.ca/covid19.

Halifax Partnership’s Investor network is made up of approximately 100 private, public, and post-secondary Investors. Our Halifax Reopening series features insights, experiences, and best practices from our Investors as our city reopens and we return to business in this new environment. If you are an Investor and would like to contribute, please contact communications@halifaxpartnership.com.

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