OSHA amendments in Nova Scotia take effect

Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act about injury reporting are now in effect in Nova Scotia.

Passed in April 2016, the amendments better define when, how, and which injuries and incidents must be reported.

The province also says the occupational health and safety director now has the authority to deal with repeat offenders by issuing stop-work orders at all their sites and requiring offenders to advise of future work locations and activities.

The director can also apply to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia for an injunction to prohibit offenders from working in an industry.