Respectful Workplaces 
May 2013

April 28 
National Day of Mourning
ANS paid tribute to workers killed or injured on the job. Flower wreaths were laid in Trenton and Halifax. Let's not forget that everyday we have the right to arrive home safely after work.  Do you know your OHS rights and responsibilities?   
SCEPA Conference
This year's Special Care Emergency Preparedness Association (SCEPA) conference will be held in Truro on May 30th and 31st.  The cost is $150 (for SCEPA Members) or $200 (for non-members) and includes breakfast and lunch both days. 


Join Us June 20, 2013!

130 Eileen Stubbs Ave
Suite 1, Dartmouth

9:30-10:00am AGM


Meeting of the New Board

NAOSH Week Launch

May 6, 2013
Pier 21, Halifax NS

Webcast: Creating A Respectful Workplace

What makes a respectful workplace? Join Gary Slauenwhite for a 3 part webcast (pre-recorded) on what it means to demonstrate respect in the workplace.  


Toolkit: The Respectful Workplace 

Are you working on a Respectful Workplace policy? View examples of what other organization across the country have done for theirs.


Article: 3 Tips to Prevent Co-Worker Conflict

Article by Christian Goudge, AWARE-NS Safety Collaborator.  Nobody is saying you have to like all your co-workers, but here are 3 things you can do right now to make working together easier.


Q&A: Respect In The Workplace

Got a burning question regarding respect in the workplace? Email us and we will send you a well researched answer based on the OHS ACT in Nova Scotia. All inquiries are confidential and we will never reveal any personal information about you.



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Community of Safe Practice - Homecare/Home Support (COSP)

Two meetings were held, the COSP Executive and Leads on March 27th to set direction moving forward. A Leads meeting was held on April 30th for:

  1. Recommendation on the JOSH Committee Effectiveness Survey Tool as one tool for the COSP Web Site Tool Box.  
  2. Recommendation on one tool used to determine staffs' general knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety program in each agency including the JOSH committee.
  3. COSP Terms of Reference and Meeting times for both Conference calls and Face to Face Meetings for the next year.