Together, we will prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, death and disability.


Traditionally, when we think about prevention, we think of injuries or illnesses. WorkSafeNB, however, is changing this mindset. We define it as helping injured workers recover at work when possible, keeping them involved and productive.

“The key to prevention is anticipation. The challenge – and what we strive for – is to collaborate with workplaces to identify factors, or exposures, that lead to occupational illness or injury BEFORE harm occurs.”

– Johannes Doemer
Occupational Hygienist



Health and safety index

The Health and Safety Index (HSI) measures the overall health and safety of New Brunswick’s workplaces. It considers five components – prevention, empowerment, workplace culture, enforcement and injuries – and 15 metrics of health and safety. The components are weighted and combined to reach the single index measure. The HSI offers us a more complete picture of progress on occupational health and safety and helps us determine where to concentrate our efforts.

2024 target: Positive rate of change


Percentage of workers off claim

WorkSafeNB measures the percentage of workers no longer on a workers’ compensation claim at 90 days and again at 180 days. These timeframes allow us to measure early intervention and stay-at-work initiative efforts, aimed at better supporting injured workers. We benchmark our results against ourselves, as well as other provinces.

2024 targets:
90 days – 80% 
   180 days – 87.5%