Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety: Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

Health and safety in the workplace is protected by Nova Scotia's Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. All employers in Nova Scotia have a general duty to do all that is reasonable and practical to ensure the safety of workers and others who are present in the workplace.

For help in understanding your Health and Safety requirements contact the divisional office in Halifax at 902-424-5400 (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. only), Toll-free: 1-800-952-2687 (24 hours), or by E-mail: ohsdivision@novascotia.ca

You can also contact a staff member located outside of Halifax. Contact information for the regional offices can be found on http://gov.ns.ca/lae/ohs/region.asp

For quick reference access the Small Business Safety Toolkit. The kit provides easy-to-use, step-by-step guidelines and sample forms to identify hazards and develop a safety plan to keep everyone safe on the job.

Click here for the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

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