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An on-going industry assessment will be in place to determine the success of the Forestry Safety Society's programs.

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The programs are industry owned, operated and funded; therefore program content and costs are controlled by industry.

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A monitoring system will be established to ensure workplace compliance with the OHSA and Department of Labour requirements.

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Employers will be better positioned to seek certification under the emerging marketplace standards (CSA/ISO,FSC).

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Employers are made aware of their responsibility under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, (OHSA) resulting in a safer work environment and a significant reduction in workplace accidents.

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Benefits and opportunities to those involved will increase over time with a realization of corporate liability and lower Workers' Compensation premiums. Standards for forest industry sectors will result in a more efficient, more skilled work force.

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Welcome to the Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia

Our mission at the FSSNS is to develop and deliver cost effective, quality training programs. These programs will ensure a safe work environment and a skilled work force for the Forestry Industry of Nova Scotia, in compliance with Industry and Government regulations.

We are a non-profit organization, funded by a levy, not to exceed 3 percent, on Workers Compensation Assessments. Members of the Society consist of the ABOVE Workers Compensation Board Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC).

Goals of the FSSNS

  • Save lives and reduce injuries.
  • Reduce all costs associated with work place accidents.
  • Improve profits.
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory bodies.
  • Manage and establish ownership of industry managed loss control programs.
  • Reduce Workers' Compensation rates.
The Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia is registered under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. It is a separate entity, having a Memorandum of Association and By-Laws. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors, representing all sectors of the forest industry.