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Welcome to your new resource in safety leadership support and best practices. Whether you’re stepping into a leadership role for the first time, or you are a seasoned executive, the Leader Safety Playbook is your dedicated partner in cultivating a Culture of Safety for All and its continuous improvement. Here, you’ll find a wealth of resources, insights, and tools, all tailored to meet you where you are on your leadership path.

The Leader Safety Playbook is an innovative platform designed to support leaders from the Disability Support Programs, Home Care and Long-Term Care sectors in enhancing safety practices within their organizations. The Playbook is not just a collection of resources—it’s a dynamic guide that will evolve with you. With content that adapts to your level of experience and role, we strive to provide information that is not only relevant but also actionable. From creating a safety culture to staying updated on the latest trends, the playbook is your one-stop resource for safety leadership.

Your Leader Safety Playbook Journey

New to Safety Leadership

First time here? New to Safety Leadership? Explore the Safety Fundamentals section to build a solid foundation for your leadership journey and better understand your current safety leadership skills.

Safety Champion

Enhance your knowledge with the Creating a Safety Culture section, learning to cultivate a proactive approach to safety.

Check out Learning and Best Practices for customized guidance and links to relevant training sources in key areas of safety for your workplace.

Continuous Improvement Enthusiast

The Playbook can serve as a complimentary resource in your safety leadership journey by providing best practice examples for your workplace.

Need Immediate Safety Assistance?

Contact 911
Use this service when you need urgent support for safety-related issues.

Contact AWARE (1-902-832-3868)

For additional support on safety-related issues, or for guidance on health and safety protocols and training.


Is it a Workplace Injury?
Inform the Nova Scotia Workers’ Compensation Board

Ensure the injured employee receives the necessary first aid and medical care promptly.


For incidents requiring medical attention or resulting in work time loss, you must inform WCB. Reporting guidance is provided by WCB at this site:


Is it a serious injury or incident?
Contact the Government of Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration

It is your duty to report serious injuries. A serious injury or incident is one that endangers life or causes permanent injury.


You must notify the Occupational Health and Safety Division at the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration whenever a serious injury happens at your workplace. Call or send the notice in writing within the following deadlines:

1.     Fatalities—immediately

2.     Serious injury—as soon as possible, within 24 hours

·        Unconsciousness

·        Fracture of the skull, spine, pelvis, arm, leg, ankle, wrist or a major part of the hand or foot

·        Loss or amputation of a leg, arm, hand, foot, finger, or toe

·        Third-degree burn

·        Loss of sight in one or both eyes

·        Asphyxiation or poisoning

·        Any injury that requires admission to hospital

·        Any injury that endangers life

  1. 3.  Serious incident—as soon as possible, within 24 hours

·        An accidental explosion

·        A major structural failure or collapse of a building or other structure.

·        A major release of a hazardous substance 

·        A fall from a work area where fall protection is required by the regulations.

Phone: 1-800-952-2687 (1-800-9LABOUR) or 902-424-5400
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