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Web tool explains New Brunswick health and safety legislation in plain language


Saint John – Accessing New Brunswick’s health and safety legislation just got easier with the WorkSafeNB Guide to OHS Legislation web tool.

Developed as a joint project with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS) of Hamilton, ON, this bilingual web portal is a first for both organizations. Each of the 30 topics links to related resources including interpretations, summaries, legislation, hazard alerts and safety talks, all in a plain language and easy-to-read format.

The mobile-friendly web tool can be used on devices using the IOS and Android platforms, making it that much more accessible.

“This is a one-step resource for workers and employers to understand not only what is required by legislation but, more importantly, what we can do to go beyond those requirements – to ensure we all return safely after work,” said WorkSafeNB’s president and CEO Gerard Adams.

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Topics including confined spaces, air quality and fall protection are accessible by computer, smartphone and tablet, with more topics to be added each year.

CCOHS plans to collaborate with other Canadian jurisdictions to offer similar web tools.

For more details, visit http://ohsguide.worksafenb.ca.