Available resources for Nova Scotia
Seafood Companies

  • Laminated Safety posters

  • Hands-on Training

  • Monthly Safety Talks

  • Safety Policies

  • How to Build a Safety Program (See details below)

  • Safe Work Procedures

  • And much more!


New to Fish Safe NS - How to Build a Safety Program For Nova Scotia Seafood Companies

Purpose of this guide:

The guide was developed to provide information on how to create and implement a Safety Program and to ensure that Seafood companies meet legal safety requirements.

The step-by-step guide is broken into user-friendly sections. Fish Safe NS will provide training on each section to ensure you understand what is required. We will also review the completed sections and make recommendations. Once the training is completed you will have a Safety Program that is specific to your company!

The guide includes the following sections:


  • Creating a Safety Policy

  • Responsibilities

  • What does the law require?

  • Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) / Safety Representative

  • Hazard Identification (H.I) and Control

  • Personal Protective Equipment

  • Section 7: Preventative Maintenance

  • Training and communication/ orientation

  • Inspections

  • Incident/ Accident Investigations

  • Emergency Preparedness and First Aid

  • Lock out / Tag-out

  • Company Rules

  • Return to work

  • Evaluation and continual improvement

Call or text 902-471-3534 to receive training on the guide!