Changes to OHS Act

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As of June 12, 2017 amendments made to the Occupational Health and Safety Act will come into effect. The changes will address the following:

  1. clarify the definition of an injury or serious incident and how to report it
  2. extend the authority of the OHS director to deal with repeat offenders who continue to put others at risk of serious injury

View the OHS Bulletin – Act Amendments for more details of the amendments.

View a copy of the updated OHS Act.

 

For anyone interested in reviewing the details of the revised Act,  visit the link to Bill 165 (below):

http://nslegislature.ca/legc/bills/62nd_2nd/3rd_read/b165.htm

 

Farm Safety Activity Book

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The Farm Safety Activity Book is designed to teach children about some of the hazards that exist on the farm.  There are “On your farm…” activities associated with each topic.  These activities are designed so that children take what they have learned from the activity and apply it on his/her farm.  The “On your farm…” activities should be completed with the supervision of an adult.

Click here for a print version of the Farm Safety Activity Book.

Tractor Safety Course – November 21 & 22

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Farm Safety Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Extended Learning of Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture to offer Tractor Operator Safety Training in numerous locations across the province. This course will be available at discounted rates to registered farms and 4-H members. Participants must have a valid Nova Scotia Class 5 or 8 driver’s license.

This course is designed to increase awareness and test competency of tractor operators with regards to safe operation and use of farm tractors and implements.

What you will learn

  • Safety
  • Highway regulations
  • Pre-operation checks
  • Safe starts and stops
  • Connecting and hauling various implements

Please note: This course is not intended to teach tractor driving. You must have at least 10 hours of supervised tractor driving experience before taking this course.

Date and Location: November 21-22 – Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Bible Hill

Cost: $225/person

Click here for the application form. Applications to be submitted to Extended Learning, Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture.

 

 

 

When an OHS Officer Inspects Your Farm

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Have you ever wondered about the process or follow-up required if you are inspected by an Occupational Health and Safety Officer of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education?  Check out the When an OHS Officer Inspects Your Farm fact sheet to learn more about the process.
Farm Safety Nova Scotia is available to assist you post-inspection. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding a workplace inspection.

Farm Safety Nova Scotia Annual Meeting

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Farm Safety Nova Scotia will be holding its Annual Meeting Friday, November 27 at 1pm, Glengarry Best Western, Truro.

We will be joined by Stewart Franck, Executive Director of the Fisheries Safety Association, who will be speaking on “Making Safety the New Tradition”.  Stewart will tell us about the health and safety challenges faced by the fishing industry and the strategies they have developed to overcome them.

In addition to the general business, we will be providing an update on new initiatives for training and education for the upcoming year!

 

 

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