For Week 8, I’m profiling Nova Scotia Safety Services. This is a non-profit, non-governmental association in Nova Scotia. It’s active in a number of areas. For example, it delivers the in-person defensive driving course that is necessary to become a fully-licensed driver in Nova Scotia. I’ve taken one of the in-person courses myself and found the instructor extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It delivers occupational health and safety courses in person, as well as online. The online courses appear to involve stand-alone packages that you work through individually, and you can take an OHS course specific to your province, not just Nova Scotia-related sources. Unfortunately, the assocation doesn’t provide information about what format the online courses involve, whether that’s video, interactivity, reading, multiple-choice testing, etc. Each course provides an outline of topics covered, but the outline doesn’t describe the course method. Companies and other employers can also join the association. Doing so allows the employer to purchase training, certificates and courses for their employees at a significant discount. The annual price per employee to join the association ranges from $6.50 to $50.00, depending on how many employees you have (the more employees, the cheaper the rate per head). And for what it’s worth, the association offers Air Miles, so you can earn flight miles when you become a fully-licensed driver.