Sun Safety
Keeping workers safe in the heat

No matter what industry you're in, and whether you're working indoors or out, working safely in the heat should be a top priority.

Know the risks of heat stress, sun exposure and dehydration and take steps to avoid them.

Learn more about how to keep yourself and others safe in the summer heat.

Healthy Workplaces

Healthy workplaces balance physical and psychological health and safety, which is good for everyone. This month and fall, you'll see and hear digital and radio ads for WCB Nova Scotia's social marketing campaign, Healthy Workplaces are Good for Everyone, developed in partnership with the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration.

Visit to find even more information, resources, and tools you need to keep your workplace healthy all year long.

2023 rates available soon

On September 1, employers can find their 2023 rates and full experience rating package on MyAccount, WCB's online business portal. Providing this information digitally reduces potential for error and breaches of privacy.

For 24/7 access to all your business and rate information, claim details, secure messaging, and more, sign up for MyAccount. Visit our dedicated website for all your online service questions at, or call us and we’ll help get you started.

WCB's 2021 Annual Report released 

WCB Nova Scotia’s 2021 Annual Report shares new stories about the workers, employers, and others who are helping to reduce the impact of workplace injury and strengthen Nova Scotia’s safety culture.

It describes the innovative approaches and programs that are supporting workers and employers following an injury. That includes a story about the WCB’s switch to a technology-enabled hybrid work model, with employees serving Nova Scotians from a combination of remote and in-office locations.

First Quarter 2022 - Report to the Community

In the first quarter of 2022, WCB's funded position was impacted by world events and market volatility, demonstrating the importance of a long-term strategy for financial sustainability.

Learn more. 

WorkShift Podcast

WCB Nova Scotia CEO Stuart MacLean hosts workplace health and safety leaders on a new podcast called WorkShift. They discuss health, safety, but most of all, leadership in a world that has changed forever. 

Three episodes have aired so far including:

Subscribe to the WorkShift podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify to hear these important conversations.

Save Lives. Eliminate Stigma.
First Responders Mental Health NS Conference | Sept. 13 - 14, 2022

In less than a month, the First Responders Mental Health Nova Scotia Conference will take place in Halifax at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel September 13-14, 2022.

This two-day, in-person event will offer expert speakers and dynamic sessions on a range of mental health topics, including resilience, workplace psychological safety, navigating psychological injuries, developing peer support programs and more. The conference will also include presentations on several best practice workplace mental health programs that are helping first responders and their employers here in Nova Scotia and across Canada.

Register today!


Safety issues can't report themselves. 

Call 1-800-9LABOUR if you see something unsafe or have questions about safety at work or in a public place in relation to technical equipment. The line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Safety Branch of the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration also provides a range of services and information on workplace health and safety issues. 

Learn more about when and how to call.