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Policy Change: Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Working with a stakeholder working group, the WCB Nova Scotia has updated our policy related to occupational hearing loss (Policy 1.2.5AR1)


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.


Now Accepting Submissions for the Mainstay Awards!

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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.



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.

WCB coverage for volunteer firefighters

WCB's Paula Arab Receives Q.C. Distinction

Occupational hearing loss policy change - January 1, 2015

New policy helps clarify compensability of psychological injuries

Small and Medium Business Information Event Announced

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.