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Province ramps up school safety drive

The province announced on Thursday it is expanding workplace safety programs in Nova Scotia schools.

The province announced on Thursday it is expanding workplace safety programs in Nova Scotia schools.

The eight-hour in-class instruction was piloted to 330 Grade 9 students across the province during the 2009-10 academic year, and after consultation with teachers, it will now be introduced into all schools for 2010-11.

The program is developed by the Education and Labour and Workforce Development and the Workers’ Compensation Board and will be added into the compulsory Healthy Living 9 course. According to Statistics Canada, the number of youth joining the workforce in Nova Scotia is increasing — up to 62,700 for those aged between 15 and 24.

 
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