In April 2016, government introduced and passed Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to help keep Nova Scotians safe at work. Most employers in Nova Scotia operate safe workplaces. However, there are some who repeatedly break serious health and safety rules, putting Nova Scotians at risk of serious injury or death. The amendments hold those employers more accountable, and were passed by the legislature with a commitment by the Department to work with stakeholders on next steps. That work is complete, and we’re ready to put the changes into place.
The amendments came into force on June 12, 2017.
Click HERE to review the Safety Bulletin summarizing the changes to the act.
Click HERE for a copy of the updated Act.
To review the details of the revised Act, click HERE for the link to Bill 165.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call 1-800-952-2687 or 902-424-5400, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org