ABOUT CONSTRUCTION SAFETY NOVA SCOTIA
Construction Safety Nova Scotia (CSNS) is an industry funded not-for-profit association focused on improving occupational health and safety in the construction sector. CSNS is a highly regarded leader in OHS services with over 300,000 students trained in health and safety and over 1,150 firms attaining the association’s Certificate of Recognition (COR®) safety certification. The board of directors, OHS advisors, and CSNS staff work towards a safer construction industry by engaging with its membership to reduce injuries and improve safety culture. The association is passionate about saving lives and reducing injuries through industry-tailored instruction and advice. https://constructionsafetyns.ca/
ABOUT THE OHS DIVISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NOVA SCOTIA
Workplace safety is our number one priority. We will work with Nova Scotians so that everyone understands the province’s occupational health and safety rules. We use our Pathways to Compliance (PDF) to help ensure workplaces are compliant. We encourage Nova Scotians to work with us to build a strong culture of Health and Safety. Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Work safe, Home safe, Everyday. www.novascotia.ca
There are a total of 14 partners in this campaign which make up a group known as the Construction Safety Coalition: Construction Safety Nova Scotia (CSNS), the Occupational Health & Safety Division of the Government of Nova Scotia, Construction Association of Nova Scotia, Canadian Home Builders Association – Nova Scotia, Merit NS, Nova Scotia Road Builders, Roofing Contractors Association of Nova Scotia, Mainland Nova Scotia Building and Construction Trades Council, Cape Breton Island Building and Construction Trades Council, Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association, Atlantic Concrete Association, Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council, Atlantic Home Building and Renovation Sector Council, and WCB of Nova Scotia.
The Construction Safety Coalition was borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic and the desire among industry to come together and have a united approach during this challenging time. Of note, the coalition involves members from labour organizations, non-labour organizations, and government who have all been meeting once a month since 2020 to discuss pertinent safety issues affecting the construction industry and reaching consensus on these topics.