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Changes to Occupational Health and Safety Act - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Important Notice- Heritage Gas - Monday, May 8, 2017

Heritage Gas is transitioning "Call before you dig" to a single notification point.  

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WCB/LAE Business Information Event - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Industry Safety Associations have partnered with the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB) and Labour and Advanced Education (LAE) to host a business information event.

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Atlantic Construction Safety Associations sign training agreement - Friday, February 20, 2015

HALIFAX, NS  (February 20, 2015) – In an effort to increase the regional competitiveness of construction industry firms and enhance the mobility of construction workers throughout Atlantic Canada, Construction Safety Nova Scotia,  the Newfoundland & Labrador Construction Safety Association (NLCSA) and the New Brunswick Construction Safety Association (NBCSA) have developed a Training Equivalency Agreement. 


Different safety training standards set by the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador have made it difficult for firms and workers to move between provinces for work as they currently require training specific to each provincial standard.  The Training Equivalency Agreement will alleviate this problem and avoid any duplication in safety training and OH&S regulations among the three provinces.

Under this Agreement, the Associations will work together to develop curriculum for OH&S training whereby the training delivered by any of the three signatory associations will meet or exceed the Provincial training standards of all three jurisdictions.

The agreement includes 13 courses, among them being:  Principals of Loss Control; WHMIS; Hazard Identification and Control; Leadership for Safety Excellence; Trenching and Excavation; Transportation of Dangerous Goods, and Project Safety Management.

The Agreement will be signed in St. John’s, NL, on Feb.23, 2015, in the presence of Bruce Collins (NSCSA), Jackie Manuel (NLCSA) and Roy Silliker (NBCSA).


"The Training Equivalency Agreement is a huge step forward for occupational health and safety in the construction industry throughout Atlantic Canada, and it will facilitate portability of workers and reduce barriers to trade.” Bruce Collins, General Manager, Construction Safety Nova Scotia

"The intent of this agreement is to create safety training programs that will be of the highest standards in Atlantic Canada and allow member firms and workers to travel between provinces for work without having to retake safety training in each province.” Jackie Manuel, CEO, NLCSA

This agreement is the first step in ensuring the construction safety associations in the Atlantic Provinces provide safety training that meets the agreed training standard.” Roy Silliker, General Manager, NBCSA. 



For more information, please contact:
Harrison Diamond, Communications Coordinator, Construction Safety Nova Scotia

902-468-6696 x35


New Partnership- Tether Safety - Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Construction Safety Nova Scotia members now have access to Tether Safety Software!

As a member of Construction Safety Nova Scotia, you can access special pricing for Tether- an online safety management software built by safety professionals. It can cut the cost of day to day safety administration by up to 90%. This way administering your safety program is simple to use, easy to adopt and works on desktops, laptops and all mobile devices.

At the 2013 AGM, Tether was awarded the Best Safety Innovation Award from Construction Safety Nova Scotia.

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Fall Protection Regulations- Update Sessions - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Construction Safety Nova Scotia will be offering 2 hour update sessions on the new Fall Protection Regulations that will come into effect June 12th, 2013. 

Anyone with a current Construction Safety Nova Scotia Fall Protection certificate will not be grandfathered in after June 12th, 2013, therefore they will not be compliant with the new regulations when they come into effect.

The update session will cover the new changes to the Fall Protection Regulations only. The cost will be $10.00 per person.

You must register before you attend and have a current non-expired Construction Safety Nova Scotia Fall Protection certificate. We will update your training records with a current Fall Protection certificate that will make you compliant with the new regulations.

The following is a list of the locations where the sessions will be held and the scheduled times: 


Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2013 & Monday, June 24th, 2013
Session 1 - Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Session 2 - Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Ramada, 240 Brownlow Ave, Burnside


Date: Monday June 17th, 2013

Session 1 - Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Session 2 - Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Trade and Convention Centre, 50 Maillard Street

New Glasgow

Date: Tuesday June 18th,2013

Session 1 - Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Session 2 - Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Glasgow Square, 155 Riverside Parkway


Date: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Location: Best Western Glengarry, 150 Willow Street


Date: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Location: Days Inn, 50 North Street


Date: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Location: Old Orchard Inn, 153 Greenwich Road


Date: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Location: Mariners Centre, 31 Cottage Street

Please contact registrations to attend at 1-902-468-6696 ext. 19 or 29.

To take this update, you must hold a current non-expired Construction Safety Nova Scotia Fall Protection Certificate


New Online Training - Monday, March 25, 2013

We have recently added  2 more classes  to our online training! You can now take both Scaffolding and Rigging online. Visit our Online Training page to register.


Annual General Meeting Award Nominations - Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Attention Construction Safety Nova Scotia members.  Construction Safety Nova Scotia will hold its Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet on May 16, 2013 at 8:30AM. Our AGM will be held at the Best Western Plus at 15 Spectacle Lake Drive, in the Burnside Industrial Park.

This year we are taking nominations for two award categories.

NSCSA Leadership Award

Do you work with someone who shows initiative and dedication to safety in the workplace? Do you know someone who takes a safety leadership role both inside the company and externally?

If so, make a nomination for Construction Safety Nova Scotia Leadership Award!

This award is given to individuals who are leaders in the construction industry. These leaders and their respective organizations are honoured for publicly assuming a leadership role in advancing the objective of reducing economic and human losses as a result of workplace accidents.

Safety Champion Award

Do you know someone who consistently goes above and beyond the requirements of his/her employment for the promotion of occupational health and safety within the community, an organization, or industry?

This award is given to individuals who consistently demonstrate outstanding safety excellence and support for their industry peers.


If you would like to nominate someone for a Construction Safety Nova Scotia Leadership or Safety Champion Award, please e-mail Leah Morrison at by April 19th.  Please include a short description of how your nomination exemplifies the criteria above.  Good luck to all the nominees!


NSCSA.ORG Gets a New Look! - Thursday, February 14, 2013

Construction Safety Nova Scotia is pleased to have launched its new website!

As you can tell, the new site has a completely different look and feel. Whether you are an employer, worker, safety professional, or student, the information that you need is now available quickly and easily.

Be sure to check out all of the social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn and the new Construction Safety Nova Scotia YouTube channel. We hope you will also find the new Training Calendar useful as it provides you with real-time information about training availability.

Stay tuned for more website upgrades in the near future, including a new version of our Online COR Evaluation!


2013 Training Schedule - Friday, October 26, 2012

Visit our Training Services section to view our new January to June 2013 Training Schedule.


Congrats to the 2012 Annual General Meeting Award Winners! - Thursday, May 17, 2012

In 2011, construction injuries were the lowest Nova Scotia has seen since 1961. 

To celebrate this fact, Construction Safety Nova Scotia held its Annual General Meeting of members and industry stakeholders today at the Best Western Plus, Dartmouth. The Annual General Meeting celebrated a successful 2011 with six award categories with a total of 25 awards recognizing industry safety champions and leaders.

We would like to congratulate everyone on their awards and their dedication to a safer workplace!

To see a list of winners, click here.
To see photos, click here.


Working safer and proud of it! - Friday, April 27, 2012

Construction Safety Nova Scotia would like to congratulate Elmsdale Landscaping on over 600 days accident free! Great job!

Do you have a story or photo showing how you work safer? If so, send it to and we will share it on the web and in our bi-annual newsletter!


NSCSA Letter of Good Standing has a new look! - Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Construction Safety Nova Scotia Letter of Good Standing has a new look.  Please click here to take a peek!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 468.6696.


WCB Appoints Stuart MacLean as CEO - Thursday, January 12, 2012

Click here to read the press release!


Data Wiring Solutions makes workplace safety a daily priorty! - Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Construction Safety Nova Scotia would like to give a nod to Data Wiring Solutions for integrating safety into the daily work of their employees.

Company policy requires that all DWS vehicles place a pylon at the front and rear of each vehicle when parked. When working, six pylons are placed around each vehicle.

This policy serves two purposes; visability for each vehicle is improved, and it also means that employees do a full vehicle check each time they collect the pylons, ensuring the vehicles are in working order, have not sustained any damage and that there are no obstacles or people around the vehicle before they pull away.

Its efforts such as these that help make Nova Scotia a safer place to work!