Nova Scotia WCB Launches New Web Site

WCB.NS.CA Provides Useful Safety and Insurance Information

HALIFAX, Nov. 29, 2004 – The Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of Nova
Scotia launches its new Web site today, part of a greater emphasis by the WCB
on providing employers and workers with easy access to useful safety and
insurance information.

The Web site, found at, was revamped with a new look and
structure so users can find relevant information quickly and conveniently. It
includes information for employers, workers, healthcare providers; a benefit
calculator that provides estimates for workers receiving benefits; a calendar
of events; success stories; and more.

“Our new Web site is another step forward for the WCB in making our
organization more open and accessible to our customers,” said Nancy MacCready-
Williams, Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to providing the latest
information to both employers and workers, the revamped site better reflects
our new mandate to reduce the number of workplace injuries in Nova Scotia.”

Every day, 24 Nova Scotians are seriously injured on the job, giving Nova
Scotia one of the highest rates of workplace injuries in Canada. The WCB was
tasked in 2003 with spearheading the effort to reduce the human and economic
toll of workplace injuries.

Other Web sites operated by the Workers’ Compensation Board include the
recently launched workplace safety site,, part of a
comprehensive social marketing program aimed at reducing the number of
workplace injuries in Nova Scotia. This site also features an innovative
interactive safety game that targets young workers to start thinking about the
importance of safety in their lives. Another site,, is
dedicated to providing young workers with information on how to stay safe on
the job.

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia provides comprehensive
workplace safety information to all employers and workers in the province, as
well as full workplace injury insurance coverage to over 18,000 registered
employers and 300,000 covered workers in Nova Scotia.