Your Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) is streamlining safety with our new official CSAM App, designed to save time on the job site and help you better understand your legislated safety obligations.
CSAM has compressed more than 350 pages of the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act and Regulation to keep in your pocket and at your fingertips, with an app available now for cell phones and tablets on Google Play and the App Store.
“The WSH Act and Regulation are huge documents that can be hard to navigate,” says CSAM Executive Director Sean Scott. “We created this app as a resource to enable contractors, supervisors, and workers to easily access and understand their legislated responsibilities and legal requirements – and most importantly, how to comply with the law.”
Broken down alphabetically by topic, The CSAM App compiles 20 categories of Manitoba’s workplace safety and health laws, including the original legislated text, a summary of the text rewritten in plain language, and a list of practical resources to better implement the necessary requirements.
“The legislation itself can often be hard to read and understand because it’s filled with legal jargon, and there’s not always time on the job site to stop and figure it out,” says CSAM Director of Operations Derek Pott.
“We have made the Act and Regulation as clear as possible so that it can be effectively used and referenced on the job site when contractors need the information.”
The app also contains quick links to access other practicable information and resources, including CSAM’s website. These features would require Wi-Fi or cellular data, however all the WSH Act and Regulation content is available offline, meaning this important safety information is easily available, even when working on sites in remote rural locations.
“This app is just one way in which CSAM works to provide practical solutions for a safer workplace,” Scott says. “If you have further questions or need more help with safety in your workplace, please contact us — we are safety, and just like with this app, we’ll help you find the answers you need.”
The app will be updated whenever legislation is changed, to ensure contractors have the most accurate information on site without needing to purchase or print a new copy. The CSAM App is available for free and does not require membership to access.