Occupational Health and Safety

Engineers Nova Scotia has been organizing Occupational Health and Safety related Lunch and Learn sessions across Nova Scotia.

These sessions have been presented by Conrad LeLièvre, who has volunteered his time to better inform members of safety related issues.
Conrad has over 35 years of industrial and consulting engineering experience, and extensive experience in occupational health and safety issues. Some of his areas of interest include machine safeguarding, pressure vessel repairs and alterations, hoist and lifting equipment certification, as well as hazard assessments. Conrad is a member of the Engineers Nova Scotia Public Safety Committee and he has participated on several advisory committees relating to OH&S Regulations reviews with the Government of Nova Scotia. Conrad has been a Registered Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia since 1978 and has been a holder of a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation since 2003.

Presentations that have been created are available below. 

      Occupational Safety General Regulations Overview: Click Here 

      Confined Spaces Entry: Click Here for the PowerPoint.  Click Here for a recorded presentation. 

      Hazard Assessment: Click Here for the PowerPoint. Click Here for a recorded presentation. 


      Fall Protection Awareness: Click Here for the PowerPoint. Click Here for a recorded presentation. 

      Workplace Health and Safety Regulations Presentation 2015/2016: Click Here for the PowerPoint. 

A document outlining the June 2013 changes to the OSGR is available here.

Links to OH&S Websites are available below.


CSA Standards Reference Website:   http://ohsviewaccess.csa.ca/     This website allows users to view the CSA standards referenced in the OH&S standards legislation anywhere in Canada.

NS Dept of Labour Knowledge Base Website:www.gov.ns.ca/lae/kb  This website provides information related to OH&S in the province.

Health and Safety Ontario Website:http://healthandsafetyontario.ca/HSO/Home.aspx  This website provides excellent safety information. Some of the guidance may be specific to Ontario, but there are general safety links and articles that are appropriate for all regions.

There are several other areas where presentations may be created in the future, such as Arc Flash Safety.

If there are other safety related sessions you would be interested in having presented, please contact Rosalie Hanlon, P.Eng., Professional Development Officer, at rosalie@engineersnovascotia.ca