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Health and Safety Week May 6-11, 2024

May 7, 2024 | News

A message from Dept. of Labour, Skills and Immigration.

As part of Safety and Health Week, Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCBNS) are reminding Nova Scotia Workplaces about the available resources on psychological health and safety. They are also presenting a Webinar about Psychologically Safe Workplaces by : Dr. Bill Howatt on Wednesday May 9 from 3:00-4:00 pm. You can register by clicking on the link below.

Understanding the 13 factors of psychological health and safety
To support those conversations, we are shining a spotlight on the 13 psychosocial factors from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Psychosocial factors are things at work that can affect how people feel mentally and emotionally and are part of what employers can control and are responsible for in the workplace. They include things like how the work is done, deadlines and how much work there is, as well as the environment where work happens.

It’s important for employers to assess and address psychosocial factors using the 13 Psychosocial Factors that contribute to workplace psychological health and safety.

For Safety and Health Week we are focusing on three of 13 Psychosocial Factors to help employers get started:

These infographics and videos outline the importance of addressing these factors in your workplace.




The Mental Health Commission of Canada has also created an explainer video series outlining each of the 13 factors.


Join us Wednesday, May 8, 3-4 p.m. as we welcome
Dr. Bill Howatt, an international expert in workplace mental health, to discuss how to build a psychologically safe workplace.Who: Dr. Bill HowattWhat: Employer Webinar: Psychologically Safe Workplaces

When: Wednesday, May 8th, 3-4 p.m.

Where: Webinar

Register now

Happy Safety and Health Week