Nova Scotia Automobile Dealers Safety Association

OH&S Resources

Many resources have been developed to assist employers to implement safe work practices. In addition to safety programming and resources developed by NSADSA specifically for New Car Automobile Dealerships, you might want to look at other resources that help support your safety programs.

UPDATE - NSADSA Dealership Safety Compliance Review Program

The NSADSA introduced this program to its members in the fall of 2011.
Since 2012 all costs associated with either an inspection or audit were covered by the NSADSA.


Effective May 1, 2015 only 50% of the costs associated with the program will be covered by the Association. Dealerships may claim only one inspection or audit annually.


All inspections or audits are conducted by two contracted companies; Palmer Atlantic Insurance and Risk Services (http://www.palmeratlantic.ca ) and HSE Integrated Ltd (http://www.hseintegrated.com).


If your dealership is interested in this program, please click on the following link to complete an application form or contact our administration office at (902) 425-2445.





Occupational Health and Safety Administrative Penalties

Occupational Health and Safety Administrative Penalties

The following links have been taken directly from the Government of Nova Scotia's Labour and Advanced Education Health and Safety website.  (http://www.gov.ns.ca/lae/healthandsafety

 





NSADSA Introductory Curriculum

The Nova Scotia Automobile Dealers Safety Association launched its introductory curriculum on April 9, 2010.
The introductory curriculum has been added to this site to facilitate the development of safety programs within dealerships.  Please note that there are a number of templates included in the handbook.  These templates can be found as editable word documents on the "Templates" tab of this website. 


Download: NSADSA Introductory Curriculum: Creating an Injury Free Workplace



Hire a consultant

A database of OH&S Consultants can be found on the Department of Labour’s website:  http://www.wcb.ns.ca/wcbns/index_e.aspx?DetailID=844

The NSADSA is pleased to introduce to its members a safety compliance review program.The program offers a safety inspection to any NSADSA dealership wishing to have an inspection conducted.50% of the total cost (Service + Costs) of the service will be funded once by the NSADSA.Presently, all inspections will be conducted by two contracted companies; Palmer Atlanitic Risk Services (http://www.palmeratlantic.ca/) and HSE Integrated Ltd (http://www.hseintegrated.com/).

The program is slated to begin in the fall of 2011. If your dealership is interested in this program, please click on the following link  Form.pdf to complete an application form or contact our administration office at (902) 425-2445.





Know your Responsibilities

Do you know your legal responsibilities as an employer or as an employee under Nova Scotia’s OH&S legislation?  Summaries can be found on the WCB-NS website, http://www.wcb.ns.ca/wcbns/index_e.aspx?DetailID=844





Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia – “My Account”

WCB-NS’s “My Account” program allows employers 24/7 access to their WCB account, up-to-date claims information, and prevention information.  All you need in order to set up your account is a copy of your most recent WCB Statement of Account.  This service is offered free to all employers paying WCB premiums in Nova Scotia.  Access the service at http://www.wcb.ns.ca.