The Occupational Health & Safety Division (OH&S) concentrates its efforts on safe and healthy workplaces, and work practices, and safety standards protecting the general public. The Division seeks to continuously improve the provision of its services.
The OH&S Division focuses on the promotion of the internal responsibility system. The system acknowledges the responsibility of employers and employees for workplace health and safety.
To access OHS publications, such as, the OHS Act and Regulations, Guideline documents, OHS Forms, a Consultants' Database, notices of public consultations and changes in regulations and more, please go to the OHS home page. For contact information and office locations please visit our Staff Listing by Region
The OH&S Division, through information and enforcement, affects public and workplace health and safety through:
The Division is comprised of two main sections: Compliance and Inspection Services and Technical, Outreach and Internal Services. Compliance and Inspection Services staff conduct workplace inspections and investigations throughout provincially-regulated workplaces across Nova Scotia. The Technical, Outreach and Internal Services staff provide services externally and internally. Technical staff conduct workplace inspections and investigations requiring occupational hygienist, occupational health and safety engineer and mining engineer expertise. Outreach and Internal Services staff provide IT and policy development internally to the Division and OHS awareness to external clients and stakeholders, as appropriate.
The work of the Occupational Health and Safety Division is enhanced through Councils and Boards with whom we cooperate, specifically: