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Survivor Benefits - September 28, 2023

The WCB will support surviving dependants of a loved one lost as a result of a work-related incident, injury, or illness.

We provide an allowance sum for memorial services, burials and cremations, as well as compensate the spouse of the deceased worker, their child, or a sole dependant, with a lump sum payment equal to 100% of the maximum annual earning in the year the death. occurred. 

 

Here's more on how we can help during such tragedy.

National Concussion Awareness Week - September 27, 2023

It’s National Concussion Awareness Week. Slips, trips and falls are a common cause of work-related injuries that can lead to concussions.

 

 Follow these safety procedures to prevent sips, trips, and falls

Hurricane season safety tips - August 28, 2023

The best response to unpredictable weather events is proper emergency planning.

The Atlantic hurricane season spans from May to November, with most activity occurring between mid-August and mid-October.

 

Historically, PEI and the Maritimes have been hardest hit during the month of September with hurricanes and post-tropical storms Juan (Sept. 2003), Dorian (Sept. 2019), Teddy (Sept. 2020) and Fiona (Sept. 2022).

 Follow these helpful tips to protect your workers and your worksite.

Hazard Alert - Oxygen Tank Valves - August 23, 2023

This hazard alert applies to ALL PEI workplaces where compressed oxygen cylinders are used. Recently, a PEI worker was injured when an oxygen tank valve exploded. Here’s what happened and how to prevent this from happening.

Safety Talk Tuesday - Scaffolding - August 22, 2023

A scaffold is a temporary structure used as a work platform on construction sites. If used without caution, scaffolds can lead to serious or fatal injuries. Use these safe work procedures when scaffolds are in place.

 

 

Hazard Alert - Elevated Work Platform Tip Over - August 21, 2023

Recently, a PEI worker was injured when the articulated boom lift they were operating tipped over. There were 2 workers in the basket of the boom and 1 worker was crushed by the other upon impact. Here’s how to prevent this from happening on your worksite.  


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