SAINT JOHN, N.B. – New Brunswick’s occupational health and safety authority is planning to develop an injury- and fatality-prevention strategy for the province’s auto-repair industry. An undated announcement on the WorkSafeNB website stated that the organization will be hosting consultation meetings with stakeholders on garage and auto-repair safety throughout the province from Sept. 12 to 29. WorkSafeNB has scheduled English-language meetings in Bathurst, Moncton, Saint John, Grand Falls and Fredericton during this period, as well as French-language meetings in Caraquet, St-Basile and Moncton. “WorkSafeNB is concerned about the high number and severity of injuries, including fatalities, in this industry,” the announcement read. “We’d like to collaborate with you [auto-repair employers] to help keep you and your workers safe. Services may include industry-specific resources, education and assistance from our staff.” WorkSafeNB provides rehabilitation services and compensation benefits for injured workers in addition to promoting prevention.