Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

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Announcements

WCB Injured Workers Satisfaction Survey - November 05, 2018

The Workers Compensation Board’s bi-annual Injured Workers Survey is now underway.

 

The telephone survey is being conducted by an independent research firm, Corporate Research Associates (CRA), who will ask our clients about their satisfaction with our programs and services. Participation is entirely voluntary and confidential.

 

The survey is one way the WCB gathers feedback from our stakeholders, so that we can continue to improve how we serve Island workers and employers. For the results of previous surveys, please visit the Stakeholder Surveys section of the WCB website. For questions on this survey contact: Jenny White, Information Specialist, jrwhite@wcb.pe.ca or 902-368-6368.

Draft policy for feedback and new WCB policy - October 30, 2018

The Workers Compensation Board has approved, in principle, amendments to the following policies:

  • Arising Out of and in the Course of Employment (POL-71)
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (POL-91)

We invite you to provide feedback on the draft policies by November 28, 2018 in the Policy Consultation section of our website.

 

The Workers Compensation Board has also approved a new policy, Medical Cannabis (POL-153), and corresponding amendments to the policy, Medications (POL-120). We thank all stakeholders who participated in the consulation process.

Postal Disruption Update - October 24, 2018

The Canada Union of Postal Workers announced that they will be moving forward with a rotating strike. The Workers Compensation Board continues to monitor the situation on a day-by-day basis, and we will issue mail where possible to minimize disruption to our clients.  

 

Clients are able to pick up their cheques at the WCB office in Charlottetown during regular business hours - 8am-4:30pm. If you are picking up your cheque at the WCB, please call ahead. In an effort to improve service delivery, we recommend that clients sign up for direct deposit, which would provide for a more direct and prompt delivery.

 

Online Services will continue to be available 24/7, where you can submit reports, review account balances and remit account payments electronically. If you have any technical issues submitting forms electronically, you can fax any correspondence to 902-368-5696 or drop it off to our office at 14 Weymouth Street in Charlottetown.

Safety Leaders Gather at Annual Conference - April 27, 2018

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of Prince Edward Island was pleased to host its annual Workplace Health & Safety Conference this week to another packed crowd. 

 

In hosting the conference, the WCB aims to bring employers and workers together to discuss emerging issues and topics related to workplace safety. 

 

“It was another eventful conference, with relevant and timely topics on occupational health and safety,” said Stuart Affleck, Chair of the Workers Compensation Board. “We are proud to host this important event, as it continues to be an excellent opportunity to come together as safety professionals, employers and workers, to build awareness around safety.”

 

This year’s delegates were treated to an engaging presentation by Curtis Weber, this year’s key note speaker. Curtis Weber comes from Battleford, Saskatchewan, and has been inspiring and influencing change in safety behaviours across North America for over 10 years. Working in safety as a Trainer, Consultant, Officer and Speaker, following a near fatal workplace incident, Curtis has been able to develop a unique way of challenging audiences to change the way they perceive safety. Curtis believes that before we can develop or change a safety culture, first we must understand and influence human behaviours towards safety. Using his own personal experience of a near fatal workplace incident, Curtis tells his story and challenges the way people think about safety. This heartening presentation shows how a tragic, life-changing, and near-fatal experience turned one man's experience toward passion and purpose.

 

Delegates also enjoyed a variety of sessions relevant to today’s employers, managers, supervisors and workers, and designed to promote safety skills, knowledge and awareness. Topics included:

  • Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces
  • Lift Smart & Stay Safe: A Guide to Injury Prevention and Safe Lifting at Work
  • Fire Safety in the Workplace
  • Workplace Policies #TrendingNow
  • Safe Business is Smart Business
  • Safety Culture: Beliefs, Values, Actions
  • Supervisory Development-What Do I Really Need to Know?
  • Accident Investigation for Today’s Workplace
  • Using Behavioural Insights to Nudge Workers Back to Work
  • Finding Balance: A Self-Care Approach to Managing Your Life
  • Safety Communications at Maritime Electric. 

 

The conference also featured a trade show of products and services from Canada’s health and safety community.

 

The conference also featured an inspiring workshop from PEI's own Paralympic Medalist Mark Arendz, who recently won six medals at the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeong Chang, including a biathlon gold. Mark’s session, Finding Opportunities After Loss, chronicled his journey from a traumatic farm accident on PEI when he was only seven years old, to becoming a Paralympic Medalist and a World Champion in Biathlon and Cross Country Skiing.

 

The WCB hosts the conference annually around North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week.  For more information about creating a culture of workplace safety throughout the year, visit the Health and Safety section of the Workers Compensation Board website at www.wcb.pe.ca  or contact the WCB office at 902-368-5680 or toll-free at 1-800-237-5049.

 

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Return to Work Survey - December 12, 2017
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The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) will begin polling injured workers to gain a better understanding of their return to work experience.

 

On behalf of the WCB, Corporate Research Associates will conduct the polling, participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. CRA does not disclose the identity of the survey participants to the WCB or to anyone else, and only provides individual responses stripped of identifying information if the participant authorizes.

 

WCB is dedicated to exploring ways to improve service and support clients as they return to the workforce and this survey is one method of gaining valuable feedback.

 

If you have any questions about our surveys, please contact us.


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Media Contact:
Laura Steeves, Senior Communications Coordinator
902-894-0362 or lsteeves@wcb.pe.ca

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