Salon & Spa Compliance Handbook has been created to provide further information for the public, cosmetologists, and salons/spas to ensure safe practice in Nova Scotia.

Salon & Spa Compliance Handbook


If you have a question or concern, please contact the Cosmetology Association directly at 902-468-6477 or toll-free at 1-800-765-8757. 

What Every Business Owner Needs To Know About Workplace Safety

Requirements differ depending on the number of employees employed by a business. This includes multiple locations.

Every employer needs the following to be compliant:

  • Posted  Nova Scotia OHS Act
  • Posted Nova Scotia OHS contact information sheet
  • A posted Emergency Communication procedure
  • Copy of the WHMIS/GHS regulations
  • A Trained First Aid provider
  • A First Aid kit appropriate to the size and type of business you have
  • A posted copy of your workplace violence prevention statement

In addition to the above list, you have further requirements based on the number of employees you have. You can contact the Nova Scotia OH&S division at 1-800-952-2687 or visit to learn more. 

Cosmetology Association (NS)
128 Chain Lake Drive
Beechville, NS  B3S 1A2

Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 - 4:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:00
Thursday 8:30 - 4:00
Friday 8:30 - 3:00

*Holiday or Weather closures/cancellations will be noted in the Calendar.
Office: (902) 468-6477
Fax: (902) 468-7147
Toll Free: (800) 765-8757

General Inquiries

Provincial Exam Information

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE 


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