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Safety Certification

Preventing workplace injuries is more than just having a safety policy, forming a safety committee or having a safety rep and providing first aid training.

It’s about making a commitment to your employees, customers, suppliers and community to continuously work towards a healthy and safe workplace. WCB Safety Certified accreditation demonstrates that your business takes safety seriously.

Being Safety Certified signifies your ongoing commitment to making your workplace the safest it can be.

Becoming Safety Certified means a company has developed and implemented a safety management system specifically for their business. This safety management system has been evaluated and measured for its effectiveness by one of NSTSA’s safety auditors. Any size company can become Safety Certified.

The auditors conduct an audit appropriate to the size of the business, from a one-person operation to large multi-location workplaces.

The Safety Certified program allows companies to be eligible to bid on government, school board and municipal work across Nova Scotia. Increasingly many organizations and corporations require contractors and other businesses bidding on jobs and services to provide evidence of having successfully achieved and maintain their Safety Certified status. Attaining and maintaining SafetyCertified status offers rewards for trucking companies. Those successful companies are eligible for WCB’s Prevention Incentive Rebate Program.

Between 2013 and 2018, companies who participated in the Prevention Incentive Program by successfully achieving “safety certified accreditation” received a total of $ 1,753,434.00

Prevention Incentive Rebates for companies who participated in 2019 will be issued in April/May 2020.

Just released stats from Workers Compensation Board share great news that the trucking industry is safer today than it was in 2010. In the last 5 years time loss claims have decreased by 28% to 152 from 27, 180 in 2010. The amount of days paid to injured workers has seen a dramatic decrease. In 2010; 27,180 days were lost due to time-loss injuries. In 2015 that number has dropped 56% to 11,890.

Workplace safety is improving in part thanks to programs like the Safety Certified program. These statics are proof that a focus on safety pays back in many ways, the most important are less workplace injuries, both companies and workers benefit from injury prevention.

To learn how NSTSA can help you and your company develop your health and safety program to become Safety Certified, please contact the NSTSA: 1 (888) 329-9660 |


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