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Enhancements to the WCB’s Prescription Drug Formulary

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia is enhancing our prescription drug formulary for injured workers. Coverage for some drugs will change and a new special authorization process will be put in place, effective March, 2015.

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Now Accepting Submissions for the Mainstay Awards!

Because safe workplaces don't just happen.

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Important Information for Employers:
Tier 1 Service Provider Contract Changes

Effective June 1, 2014, the WCB renewed our contract with Tier 1 Service Providers.

As a result, there are two changes we want to highlight for employers specifically: Improvements to Tier 1 Forms and Initial Assessment Payments.

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Have Your Say: WCB Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

Help set the direction of our strategic plan. Provide feedback today.

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WCB Rates 

The WCB announced its workplace insurance rates for 2015. Learn more about how rates are set.

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Certify Your Commitment to Workplace Safety

Preventing workplace injuries is about more than just writing a safety policy, forming a JOHS committee or providing first aid training.

The WCB encourages employers to demonstrate leadership and commitment to workplace health and safety by becoming WCB Safety Certified.  For more information, click here.


2013-2017 Workplace Safety Strategy

The new Workplace Safety Strategy aims to ensure every Nova Scotian returns home safely from work each day, making us the safest province to work in Canada.




New policy helps clarify compensability of psychological injuries

Small and Medium Business Information Event Announced

Leadership commitment to safety and return to work influences employer rates: WCB announces 2015 rates

Summer months most dangerous for young workers

Consultation on Draft Minor Revision to Gross Earnings Policy

A culture of workplace safety is growing in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia is a safer place to work today than 10 years ago. Workers’ compensation claims declined 18 per cent and the number of time loss injuries fell about 30 per cent over the past decade. But Nova Scotia still lags other Canadian jurisdictions and is in the middle of the pack in most workplace injury measures.

Workers, employers, industry and labour leaders, government, the Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council and all partners must come together to strengthen the culture of safety in Nova Scotian workplaces.

Together, we will make Nova Scotia the safest place to work in Canada. Find out more.