WorkSafeNB, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS),...
WorkSafeNB, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), has launched a free app to help users better access workplace health and safety information. The NB OHS Guide app provides mobile access to the WorkSafeNB Guide to OHS Legislation website, which launched in May 2015. The site hosts relevant, up-to-date information on more than 35 topics concerning the health and safety of every New Brunswick worker. The app responds to the evolving needs of the workforce, which is increasingly mobile, said WorkSafeNB. From any jobsite, a worker can look up health and safety requirements, tips and more. When the WorkSafeNB Guide to OHS Legislation site launched last year, it offered information on 30 topics. It now hosts 39 topics and more will be added annually. Each topic links to related resources such as summaries, legislative interpretations, hazard alerts and safety talks. Topics added in 2016 include joint health and safety committee requirements (for project sites and fixed location workplaces); new employee orientation; pits and quarries; workplace inspections; hazard identification systems; working alone; and reporting and notification requirements.