Workplace Safety Webinar Series with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration

Interested in enhancing your knowledge of workplace health and safety in Nova Scotia? Whether you’re a newcomer to Canada, entering the workforce for the first time, an employer responsible for new and young workers, or a recent arrival in Nova Scotia, our informative online webinars have been tailored to your needs.

You are invited to join us for a series of informative workplace safety webinars co-hosted by the Safety Branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI) and the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce (CBRCC).

Overview

The Impact of Nova Scotia’s Occupational Health and Safety Laws on Your Business

  • Presented by Blaise MacNeil
  • April 18, 2024 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

General overview of the OHS Act and Regulations, the Internal Responsibility System and the importance of due diligence.

Learn about the role of the Safety Branch and why establishing safety standards are important, what is due diligence and why does it matter to you, your employees and your bottom line, and how to access free resources, information and training to better support your business.

Creating a Health and Safety Framework That Reflects Your Business

  • Presented by Blaise MacNeil
  • May 15, 2024 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A review of the Small Business Safety Tool Kit and how to make your workplace safer.

Learn about the direct and indirect costs of workplace incidents and their impact on your business, why a safety policy and program are important, what are the purpose and functions of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee or Health and Safety Representative, and how you can access free tools and resources to better support your business and employees.

Looking to the Future – Using Health and Safety to Promote Recruitment and Retention in the Workplace

  • Presented by Sterling Kendall
  • June 19, 2024 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Understanding the benefits for businesses of having a positive health and safety culture.

Learn how a positive safety culture can support and facilitate your recruitment and retention efforts, what steps you can take to develop a positive workplace culture, what to do to ensure your safety program is accessible to all employees, and how to access free resources, information and training to better support your business.

Workplace Safety Webinar Series

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Webinar Series
All webinars will be held via Microsoft Teams at 10:00 am. An invitation will be sent to you via email prior to the webinar.

Presenters

Blaise MacNeil

Blaise is a Safety Advisor with the Awareness and Outreach Team of the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Division. As a Safety Advisor, he provides awareness and outreach to organizations and their workers, supporting their development and promotion of workplace health and safety. Blaise joined the provincial government in 2005 and prior to joining LSI he was an inspector with the Federal Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Nova Scotia Department of Environment. In his previous role as an OHS Officer, Blaise conducted inspections and investigations and facilitated information sessions about workplace health and safety to hundreds of companies, government agencies, and workers.

Blaise has a diploma in Technology and Entrepreneurship from the University of New Brunswick, a degree in Environmental Science from Cape Breton University and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).

Sterling Kendall

Sterling is a Safety Advisor with the Awareness and Outreach Team of the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Division. In this role, Sterling provides awareness and education around general and specific aspects of occupational health and safety in Nova Scotia. His focus is primarily on small and medium businesses, young workers entering the workforce, and he has a special interest in working with newcomers and immigrants to Nova Scotia. Sterling has been with the Government of Nova Scotia for nearly 14 years, and previously held positions as OHS Special Investigator, Corporate Strategist, and most recently as Project Manager.

Sterling spent the early part of his life in Kenya, East Africa before moving to Canada. Sterling has a Degree in Science (Dalhousie University), a Degree in Law (Schulich School of Law) and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). He is fluent in both English and French.

 

In case you’re unable to join the online sessions, the webinars will also be recorded and made available online to view at a later date.

Should you have any questions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact the Safety Branch by phone at 1-800 9LABOUR or email [email protected].