Health and Safety : NS Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education is seeking comments on a discussion paper published December 14, 2006 about violence in the workplace.

Read the Government news release.

The department hopes to gather knowledge from the public and people in high-risk industries. This public consultation is a result of our 2006-07 business plan commitment to specifically address workplace violence. Workers are afforded protection from workplace violence hazards by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, but a comprehensive strategy will address risks in particular workplaces.

The discussion paper outlines the need for a strategy to address the issue, and offers an overview of regulatory and non-regulatory measures. It also discusses the need for a definition of workplace violence that adds clarity for employers and employees. The department wants comment on the best use of resources to promote learning and accountability, and reduce risks for workers.

Consultation Documents


Comments on the paper are invited until Thursday, February 15, 2007.

Comments should be forwarded to:

Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education
P.O. Box 697
Halifax, NS B3J 2T8

Fax: (902) 424-0575

Printed copies are available by calling 1-800-952-2687.