Workers Compensation Board

Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) sets the standard for workplace injury insurance. They provide workplace injury insurance for more than 18,000 employers, representing about 300,000 workers across Nova Scotia.

The WCB works to inform and inspire Nova Scotians in the prevention of workplace injury. The Board also supports those whose lives are touched by workplace injury in the event it occurs and champions a timely return to safe and healthy work.

The Workers Compensation Act provides the legal framework for the administration of the WCB's prevention, return to work, assessment, and compensation programs.

Workers compensation legislation is complimented by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Health and safety standards are administered by the Occupational Health and Safety Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

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