Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Prevention Campaigns


At the WCB, we believe that workplace injuries do not have to happen.

To spread this important message, the WCB is involved in a number of public education initiatives, all aimed at raising awareness of workplace safety and injury prevention.

Back Protection Agents

Back Protection Agent

On PEI, back injuries are the most common type of workplace injury. But there is something each of us can do to protect our backs at work.

Become a Back Protection Agent. Anyone can do it. All it takes is a watchful eye and a commitment to keep each other safe from back injury.

As Back Protection Agents, we’re all about protecting what matters most…our backs. And the best way to protect backs is to know how.

Tips for Back Protection Agents to help make workplaces safe:

  • Think before lifting and know how to lift properly.
  • Take stretch breaks and change positions frequently.
  • Design workstations to keep everything within reach.
  • Adjust your chair and monitor height to suit your back.
  • Carry small loads and keep the load close to your body.
  • Use the workplace tools and techniques that are designed to keep your back safe.
  • Lend a hand to help and teach others to keep their backs safe.
  • Spread the word about becoming a Back Protection Agent.

Check out these other ways to keep backs safe:

 

General Awareness

Each of the following commercials tells the story of an injury that would not have happened, if proper attention was given to safety matters.

 

Tape
Fix it before it's an injury

 

Guard
Replace it before it's an injury.

 

Nail
Take care of it before it's an injury.

 

Bucket
Put it away before it's an injury.

 

Ladder
Replace it before it's an injury.

 

Rod Stickman

Rod Stickman, hapless safety hero, is featured in a series of workplace safety videos. Watch Rod as he takes a humourous and informative approach to workplace safety.
 

Communicating at Work
Rod Stickman explains workplace safety rights and responsibilities. Like Rod says, no matter what the job, you have the right to be safe doing it.

 

Returning to Work
Rod Stickman demonstrates the importance of a timely and safe return to work after a workplace injury. Like Rod says, staying active is the best way to get up to snuff.

 

Slips & Falls
Rod Stickman helps you avoid some of the most common workplace injuries...slips and falls. Like Rod says, even the smallest things can have big consequences in the workplace.

 

Working From Heights
Rod Stickman explains how to be safe while working from heights. Like Rod says, I can be put back together with a pencil, you can't.

 

Working Safely, By Design
Rod Stickman talks to you about organizing your workspace to avoid injuries. Like Rod says, if you feel there is something unsafe in your workplace, it is your right to speak up.

 

Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning Poster

Every year on April 28, workers who have been injured or have lost their lives to workplace injury are remembered.

 


If you would like more information about our prevention campaigns, please Contact us.