It all starts with your employees, and their health and safety. Keeping your workers safe from injuries like slips, trips, falls, violence and harassment leads to happier employees and well-served customers. A safe work environment results in:

• motivated and loyal employees;
• stronger brand through demonstrated social responsibility;
• more revenue;
• fewer costs from compensation claims and compliance orders; and
• business sustainability.


We want to help you succeed in this important area. Restaurants Canada has teamed up with WCB Nova Scotia to provide tools and information that help you prevent workplace-related injuries and illnesses in your foodservice operation.



Workplace Incident Cost Calculator

When someone gets hurt at work, the greatest toll is the human cost – the impact on the injured worker and his or her loved ones. But there are financial costs too. Knowing what an incident would cost you in financial terms won’t leave you scrambling if something does go wrong. It also makes an even stronger business case for safety.


Use the Workplace Incident Cost Calculator to find out how much an incident would cost you. Select Custom and enter your information.



Small Business Safety Toolkit

The Small Business Safety Toolkit will help you:

• put a health and safety system in place to protect your workers and yourself from injury and illness at work;
• learn your basic duties and responsibilities under the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations; and
• understand how health and safety plays a role in the day-to-day operation of your business.


Get the Small Business Safety Toolkit.

Create a Safety and Prevention Program

Ready to make your workplace safe? Let’s get started. Follow these eight simple steps make safety a part of your business culture:

• Lead, train, communicate and keep records.
• Develop occupational health and safety policies.
• Know your rights and responsibilities.
• Develop occupational health and safety programs.
• Create a safety committee or choose a safety representative.
• Identify and control hazards.
• Learn from experience.
• Establish a return-to-work program.


Learn more about each step.

Tools, Resources and Publications

Help keep your workplace safe with these handy tools and resources. From safety tips to videos, we’ve got you covered.

Slips, trips and falls

Back protection

Young workers

Leadership resources

Safety Matters blog


Looking for more tools? See what else we’ve got.

Mainstay Program Awards

Are you proud of your safe workplace? The Mainstay Awards recognize Nova Scotians who do an excellent job of keeping workers safe.


Learn more and enter!

Need more information?


Luc Erjavec
Employer Representative
Restaurants Canada, Vice-President Atlantic
Direct Line: 902-425-0061


Lise Jeffrey
Relationship Manager
Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
Direct Line: 902-483-3121

Luc Erjavec is your Employer Representative on the Board of Directors of WCB Nova Scotia.