January 2014
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Community Of Safe Practice

HomeCare/Home Support

Heather Matthews is travelling around the province to deliver Community of Safe Practice (COSP) Information Sessions and Train The Trainer education to homecare / home support agencies.  


Check to see if your city/town has been included in our calendar. If not, you can contact to add it.


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Know It Live It Show It
Thursday, February 13th Conference

Brought to you by Capital Health. Share learnings, network and collaborate with your peers in these four areas of practice: Wellness & Respectful Workplace; Injury Prevention; Employee /Occupational Health and Safety & Prevention. Come and see AWARE-NS at our booth! Register Now


Unable to attend? Follow us on Twitter @aware_ns for conference highlights and key messages throughout the day. 
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Safety Services Nova Scotia
March 26-27th Conference
This year's conference theme is "From Vision To Visible Results". 
We encourage you to attend the conference! 
AWARE-NS is Sponsoring:

> Bully Free Workplaces (NSGEU)

> COSP Homecare/Home Support

AWARE-NS stakeholders will receive a special discounted conference rate. Plus, you can follow our LIVE Twitter Feed to get highlights from sessions you missed.  

AWARE-NS Webinars
 Winter 2014
Safe Winter Driving
Thursday, January 23, 2014
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Demystifying the myths and stories around winter driving.  Learn how to avoid getting into trouble in the first place, and if that doesn't work - what to do when everything seems to be going out of control.


Presented in partnership with AWARE-NS and Safety Services Nova Scotia.

Internal Responsibility System

Friday, January 31, 2014
1:30 - 2:30 pm

The Internal Responsibility System (IRS) is founded on the principle that everyone in the workplace shares responsibility for creating and maintaining safe and healthy workplaces.  The greatest degree of responsibility goes to the party with the greatest control in the workplace.


Presented in partnership with AWARE-NS and the Workers' Compensation Board.

Soteria Strains
Thursday, February 6, 2014
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Initial engagement phase follow up. The Survey results are in! Come hear the results of the Soteria Strains perception survey (completed by over 1700 health care workers) and a review of the program guide outline as well.

As a result of the survey, A Soteria "Choice Book" has been created and we need your feedback.


Presented in partnership with AWARE-NS and Soteria Strains.

JOHS Committee Effectiveness

Thursday, February 27, 2014
1:30 - 2:30 pm

The JOHS Committee consists of employers and employees working together to improve occupational health and safety in their workplace. The effective operation of a JOHS Committee will greatly assist the employer in the implementation of a health and safety program. This webinar will address ways that JOHS Committees can be most effective. Topics will include:
1. Committee member roles and responsibilities
2. Dos and Donts of a Safety Committee
3. Audit tools to check your JOHS Committees effectiveness 

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