WorkSafeNB’s OHS Guide to Legislation portal and mobile app is a winner!
It took first place in the website category at the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF) Communications Awards, held July 28 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Launched in May 2015, the WorkSafeNB Guide to OHS Legislation portal hosts relevant, up-to-date information on more than 40 topics – topics that affect the health and safety of every New Brunswick worker.
The app, launched in February, is an extension of the portal, offering improved usability. It is available for Apple and Android products. From any jobsite, a worker can look up health and safety requirements, tips and more –all with a few taps of a fingertip.
“The WorkSafeNB OHS Guide is a great tool for today’s safety professional,” said Darrel Nickerson, director of safety for J.D. Irving Limited. “It allows you to get an overview of a topic, dive deeper into the actual legislation if you need to, as well as provide additional resources that can be implemented right away.
“It is a simple and easy-to-use solution that saves time and effort in researching the various topic areas. I use the guide quite frequently and have been encouraging other safety professionals to do the same.”
Since its launch, the portal has seen a 40% increase in its usage and the app a 375% increase in its first three months.
CCOHS, a national workplace health and safety leader, partnered with WorkSafeNB to develop both the app and portal.
AASCIF is an association of workers' compensation insurance companies from 26 different American states and eight workers' compensation boards in Canada.