Novaknowledge releases report card

Health, Safety & Prosperity: Nova Scotia’s 21st-Century Challenge, a novaknowledge Report Card, sets a goal to make Nova Scotia’s workforce and our workplaces the healthiest and safest in the country.

At the same time, we acknowledge much is already underway in an effort to reverse this trend. As a society we are on the cusp of change and the report card conveys the need for a greater sense of urgency and a coordinated approach.

The report card answers two questions:

-What would be the economic impact of improving the overall health of Nova Scotia’s workforce, the safety record of our workplaces, and the time it takes for safe and early return to work following an injury; and

-What can Nova Scotia employers, unions, governments, communities, educators and individuals do to achieve and sustain the improvements necessary to affect the economic impact?

We found the economic impact of our poor health practices and casual safety behaviours is high, and setting out a to-do list for stakeholders, based on the premise that every Nova Scotian has a role in reducing the drain on our economy.

WHAT: novaknowledge Knowledge Report Card Launch

WHERE: Royal Bank Theatre, Halifax Infirmary, 2nd Floor, 1769 Summer Street

WHEN: Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Tim Outhit, novaknowledge
Chris Hornberger, Halifax Global
Doug Logan, Impact Performance Group
Jim Smith, MedMira

AGENDA: 1 p.m. – Welcome: Tim Outhit, novaknowledge

1:10 p.m. – Opening remarks: Dr. Jim Smith, MedMira

1:15 p.m. – Findings: Chris Hornberger, Halifax Global

1:45 p.m. – Recommendations: Doug Logan, Impact Performance Group

1:55 p.m. – Discussion: Doug Logan, Impact Performance Group

2:15 p.m. – Closing remarks: Dr. Jim Smith & Doug Logan

Contact: Tim Outhit, President & CEO, novaknowledge at 494-1510 ext. 15 or Phyllis Collier, Director, Operations & Projects at 494-1510 ext. 12.

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