Nova Scotia launched a new health and safety website during NAOSH Week. It’s called Knowledge Base and parts of it allow users to contribute to, or amend, what appears on the site. It’s a wiki, like Wikipedia, where anyone can add or change content.
“The most important feature of the site is the ability for users to influence what they can find there,” said Marilyn More, Minister, Labour and Advanced Education, in a news release. “The site will change and evolve along with the needs of Nova Scotia’s employers and employees.”
The site offers information for individuals, employers, and organizations. So far, readers have posted questions about first aid, safety training, and personal protective equipment. This open dialogue format has great promise for connecting people with questions – and I will be curious to see how people use it.
Congratulations to Department of Labour and Advanced Education for this innovative addition to the online safety community.