Injury Prevention

The injury prevention program works to reduce employee injuries related to patient handling, office ergonomics and other movement and lifting requirements of the job. The program can assist managers and employees for workplace ergonomic assessments that includes, but is not limited to, equipment for safe patient handling, computer workstation evaluation, options when required to lift objects or move devices during routine work. The ultimate goal is to reduce Injury Rates and Costs for Healthcare in Nova Scotia.  

Office Ergonomics

First and foremost, always remember to take micro breaks. Get out of your chair once every 10‐30 minutes (two to four times per hour) and stand up. As the first step when setting up your chair or workstation use the eLearning course, Office Ergonomics.  Visit the Provincial LMS, sign in (this needs to be done first), and then look for Office Ergonomics in the keyword search.  Select the course, add to your learning, then login using cdha\username and your password.

Please note that this website is no longer being maintained.  The updated Injury Prevention website is located on the NSHA intranet site.


If you would like to be a Workstation Review Champion for your area, ask your manager to call the program contact listed below.


Program Contact

Randy Tresidder, Injury Prevention Consultant
QEII Bethune Building, Room 242
1276 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2Y9
Tel: 902-473-3787