Nova Scotia Improves Workplace Safety

Written by on October 20, 2014 in Employment Law Blog
Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia government continues to improve workplace safety throughout the province by working with employers and employees.

After months of consultations with hundreds of employers, workers and safety partners, new administrative penalty regulations were established to increase compliance with workplace safety laws and to better protect workers in the workplace. The new regulations will focus on education and relationship building and will include a process for targeting repeat offenders as well as a graduated system of enforcement. Revenue from the administrative penalties will be put towards additional workplace safety initiatives.

The administrative penalties took effect on October 1, 2014.

For more information, visit Nova Scotia’s Labour and Advanced Education department.

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