OHS Act & Regulations

All farmers must understand and comply with their duties and responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and regulations. Farmers are responsible to ensure all workers do what is required by provincial law. While everyone on the farm is responsible for health and safety, the farmer has the greatest degree of responsibility.

Below you will find guides, fact sheets and checklists to provide you with an overview of your legislative requirements. These are by no means a substitute for the Act and its regulations – click here for the full Act and regulations.


Guides, Fact Sheets & Checklists

Electrical Safety

Fact SheetChecklist

Mechanical Safety

Fact SheetChecklist

Fall Protection

Fact SheetChecklist

Handling Storage of Material

Fact SheetChecklist

Personal Protective Equipment

Fact SheetChecklist

Violence in the Workplace

Fact SheetChecklist

Hoists and Mobile Equipment

Fact SheetChecklist

Premises and Building Safety

Fact SheetChecklist

Confined Spaces and Restricted Areas

Coming Soon

Scaffolds and other Elevated Platforms

Fact SheetChecklist

Smoke Free Places Act and Regulations

Coming Soon

Welding, Cutting, Burning and Soldering

Fact SheetChecklist

Ventilation, Lighting, Sanitation and Accommodation

Fact SheetChecklist

Events

  1. Farm Safety Nova Scotia Annual Meeting

    December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Mental Fitness 101: Foundational Elements to Building a Mental Fitness Plan

    December 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Discovering the Root of Your Back Story: Prevention and Understanding of Back Injuries

    December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Forklift Operator Training

    December 10

Contact Us

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East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

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e: info@farmsafetyns.ca

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