Prevention Policies Directory

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We've listed 141 policies under your selection of "Location". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw 21 – Smoke Free Places Bylaw

Location: Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Patio, Smoke-free place, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

Halifax – Baker Drive Park Master Plan

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Accessibility, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Trail, Active transportation, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

Halifax – Integrated Mobility Plan

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Road safety, Rural context, Snow clearing, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail, Active transportation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

Fees Regulations, NS Reg 176/2015

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2015
This regulation includes the industrial air emission fees for facilities in Nova Scotia for emissions of substances such as: particulate matter, cobalt, nickel, benzene, dichloromethane, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, etc.

Halifax Regional Municipal Planning Strategy

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Food prices, Food security, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Road safety, Rural context, Streetscaping, Active transportation, Nutrition
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2014

Halifax – Making Connections: 2014-19 Halifax Active Transportation Priorities Plan

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Bicycle helmet, Bicycling infrastructure, Bike share, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Retrofitting, Road safety, Rural context, Snow clearing, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail, Active transportation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014

Health Authorities Act, SNS 2014, c 32

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2014
This Act governs Nova Scotia's District Health Authorities. The object of the District Health Authorities includes maintaining and improving the health of residents of the district.

Contaminated Sites Protocols Order, NS Reg 244/2013

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013
This regulation adopts protocols that outline the standards of remediation for contaminated sites. Examples of contaminants include: petroleum hydrocarbons, PAHs, VOCs, and pesticides.

Halifax Urban Forestry Master Plan

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail, Active transportation, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

REPEALED Fees Regulations, NS Reg 68/2013

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013
This regulation includes the industrial air emission fees for facilities in Nova Scotia for emissions of substances such as: particulate matter, cobalt, nickel, benzene, dichloromethane, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde, naphthalene, styrene, trichloroethylene, etc.

Workplace Health and Safety Regulations, NS Reg 52/2013

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 2013
This regulation deals with workplace health and safety, including: personal protective equipment and threshold limit values of exposure to smoke, gases, vapours, fumes, etc.

Importation of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Prohibition Act, SNS 2013, c 36

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013
In regards to the importation of hydraulic fracturing wastewater, this Act outlines that no person shall import into the Province hydraulic fracturing wastewater from outside the Province or transport hydraulic fracturing wastewater into the Province.

Snow Sport Helmet Regulations, NS Reg 206/2012

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2012
This regulation requires that all skiers and snowboarders wear a properly fitted and securely fastened helmet that meets standards. It also provides requirements for the posting of signage to this effect.

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw 13 – Solid Waste Management Bylaw

Location: Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2012
This bylaw designates household hazardous waste as non-collectible. Household hazardous waste includes: insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, batteries, paint, gasoline, used motor oil, etc.

Traffic Signs Regulations, NS Reg 165/2012

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Active transportation
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2012

REPEALED Environment Act and Regulations Fees Regulations, NS Reg 45/2011

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

This regulation defines fees for various activities related to the environment such as: industrial air emissions fees, fuel and oil approval fees, and pesticide approval fees.

Tanning Facilities Regulations, NS Reg 195/2011

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Indoor tanning, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

Halifax Bylaw O-109 – Respecting Open Air Burning

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2010

This bylaw prohibits the open burning of rubber tires, plastic, and petroleum products.

Tanning Beds Act, SNS 2010, c 44

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Indoor tanning, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2011
Year of adoption: 2010

Day Care Regulations, NS Reg 193/2010

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Protective clothing, Shade, Solar UVR, Sunscreen, Breast-feeding, Drinking water, Healthy food marketing, Menu labelling, Food labelling, Food promotion, Food provision, Nutrition, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2010

List of Allowable Pesticides Regulations, NS Reg 181/2010

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2010

This regulation includes a list of allowable pesticides and active ingredients under Section 6 of the Non-essential Pesticides Control Act, SNS 2010, c 6 and does not include glyphosate, diazinon, or malathion.

Non-essential Pesticides Control Act, SNS 2010, c 6

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2011
Year of adoption: 2010

This Act places prohibitions on the sale and use of pesticides.

REPEALED Environment Act and Regulations Fees Regulations, NS Reg 75/2009

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2009
This regulation includes the industrial air emission fees for facilities in Nova Scotia for emissions of substances such as: particulate matter, cobalt, nickel, benzene, dichloromethane, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde, naphthalene, styrene, trichloroethylene, etc.

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw – Land Use Bylaw

Location: Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2009
This bylaw includes zoning for recreation/open Space zones, which allow for the development of athletic facilities, parks, playgrounds, and trail systems.

Uranium Exploration and Mining Prohibition Act, SNS 2009, c 6

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2009

The purpose of this Act is to prohibit exploration for or mining of uranium in order to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and the quality of their environment.

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Downtown Halifax

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Zoning, Food retail, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2009

REPEALED Environment Act and Regulations Fees Regulations, NS Reg 132/2008

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2008
This regulation includes the industrial air emission fees for facilities in Nova Scotia for emissions of substances such as: particulate matter, cobalt, nickel, benzene, dichloromethane, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde, naphthalene, styrene, trichloroethylene, etc.

Underground Mining Regulations, NS Reg 296/2008

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Welding, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2008

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw 11 – The Sewer Bylaw

Location: Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2007
This bylaw prohibits the discharge of hazardous substances into combined or sanitary sewers and provides concentration maximums for other toxic substances.

REPEALED Environment Act and Regulations Fees Regulations, NS Reg 52/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2007
This regulation defines fees for various activities related to the environment such as: industrial air emissions fees, fuel and oil approval fees, and pesticide approval fees.

Liquor Licensing Regulations, NS Reg 365/2007

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Advertising, Pricing, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2007

REPEALED Environment Act and Regulations Fees Regulations, NS Reg 182/2007

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2007
This regulation includes the industrial air emission fees for facilities in Nova Scotia for emissions of substances such as: particulate matter, cobalt, nickel, benzene, dichloromethane, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde, naphthalene, styrene, trichloroethylene, etc.

Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, SNS 2007, c 7

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 2007

This Act sets out 21 goals for the province’s 2020 Vision. It includes the adoption of sustainable procurement policy for provincial government departments, reduction in mercury emissions, and adoption of new vehicle emissions standards.

Nova Scotia School Food and Nutrition Policy

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food literacy education, Nutritional standards, Procurement, Sales of unhealthy foods, Sodium, Sugar, Trans-fat, Vending machines, Food composition, Food provision, Food retail, Nutrition
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2006

Sport and Recreation Activity Designation Regulations, NS Reg 168/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2005
Year of adoption: 2005

Further to the child sport and recreational activity tax credit outlined in Nova Scotia's Income Tax Act, RSNS 1989, c 217, this regulation designates eligible sport, physical recreation, or physical activity programs or organizations as registered with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.

Health Hazards Regulations, NS Reg 198/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2005
Year of adoption: 2005

This regulation outlines to duties of a medical officer of health in reference to the reporting of health hazards.

Air Quality Regulations, NS Reg 28/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2005

This regulation establishes limits for air contaminants. They are amended to include national air standard for mercury emissions from coal-fired generating stations.

Food Safety Regulations, NS Reg 206/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Nutrition, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Nutrition labelling, Food labelling, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco, Nutrition
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2005

Occupational Diving Regulations, NS Reg 174/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2005
Year of adoption: 2005

Section 76 requires that a diver or ADS operator must be protected from health or safety hazards that may be caused by a device emitting electromagnetic or ionizing radiation.

Public Education About Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Regulations, NS Reg 181/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2005
This regulation requires that each Government store and agency store must periodically display a sign that warns women who are pregnant that the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy may cause fetal alcohol syndrome.

Health Protection Act, SNS 2004, c 4

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food provision, Nutrition
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2004

Smoke-free Places Act, SNS 2002, c 12

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Multi-unit dwelling, Patio, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Water pipe, Youth access, Tobacco products, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2003

Petroleum Management Regulations, NS Reg 44/2002

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2003
Year of adoption: 2002

This regulation regulates the installation, alteration, and removal of petroleum storage tanks.

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Sackville Drive

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Zoning, Food retail, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2002

Halifax Bylaw W-101 – Wastewater Discharge Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2003
Year of adoption: 2001

This bylaw regulates what can be discharged into the stormwater system. It prohibits: hazardous waste chemicals, fuel, PCBs, pesticides, and radioactive waste. It sets concentration limits for the following substances: arsenic, benzene, ethylbenzene, cadmium, carbon tetrachloride, chromium, lead, and trichloroethylene.

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Downtown Dartmouth

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2000

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Beaver Bank, Hammonds Plains and Upper Sackville

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2000

REPEALED Health Authorities Act, SNS 2000, c 6

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2000

This Act governs Nova Scotia's District Health Authorities. The object of the District Health Authorities includes maintaining and improve the health of residents of the district.

Halifax Bylaw P-800 – Pesticide Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2003
Year of adoption: 2000

This bylaw prohibits the application and use of pesticides for maintenance of outdoor trees, shrubs, flowers, other ornamental plants, and turf on part of a property used for residential purposes or on municipality’s property.

Halifax Bylaw P-600 – Respecting Municipal Parks

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1999

This bylaw governs the protection of municipal parks, trails, gardens, playgrounds, sports fields, and beaches.

Halifax Bylaw S-600 – Solid Waste Resource Collection and Disposal Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1999

This bylaw governs the collection of solid waste in Halifax. It also designates waste characterized as hazardous by any provincial or federal law, as well as radioactive materials, as 'non-collectible waste'.

Occupational Safety General Regulations, NS Reg 44/99

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Eye protection, Welding, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 1999

Wilderness Areas Protection Act, SNS 1998, c 27

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Traditional foods, Food provision, Nutrition
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 1998

Health Research Foundation Act, SNS 1998, c 14

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2000
Year of adoption: 1998

This Act establishes the Health Research Foundation whose purpose includes conducting health research in the Province, including the fields of health policy, health promotion and health care.

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw – Subdivision Bylaw

Location: Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1998
This bylaw requires that 5% of the total subdivision area will be transferred to the Region of Queens Municipality for parks, playgrounds or similar public purposes.

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw 2 – The Burning Bylaw

Location: Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1998
This bylaw restricts outdoor fires and in particular prohibits the burning of: tires, waste dangerous goods, used oil, wood treated with preservatives, rubber or plastic, and asphalt shingles.

Municipal Government Act, SNS 1998, c 18

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Active transportation
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1998

Nova Scotia Offshore Area Petroleum Installations Regulations, NS Reg 166/97

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 1997

This regulation requires offshore petroleum installations have a gas release system that ensures personnel are not exposed to radiation above levels prescribed in the legislation.