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Tougher reporting requirements at heart of Nova Scotia's new OHS Act

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 9:09 AM | By Donalee Moulton

Safety first will take on new meaning for employers in Nova Scotia on June 12, when amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act come into effect.

Mark Tector, Stewart McKelveyThe new legislation will shift the occupational health and safety landscape significantly. “The changes to reporting requirements both shorten the reporting requirement for a number of incidents but also expand and clarify when reporting is required,” said Mark Tector, a partner with Stewart McKelvey in Halifax.

The impetus for changing the reporting guidelines comes out of...