Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Prevention Campaigns

At the WCB, we believe that work-related injuries do not have to happen.

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

Don't Become the Worst-Case Scenario

DON’T become the worst-case scenario. When work sites are not inspected, corners are cut on training, or the right personal protective equipment is not worn, the worst thing can happen…workers can be catastrophically injured or killed.

In the past three years, there have been multiple fines levied for improper asbestos management, unsafe work practices while trenching, and unsafe work at heights. As a result, the WCB developed the campaign, Don’t Become the Worst-Case Scenario, to raise awareness of the importance of workplace safety.

There is always time to follow safe work procedures and comply with your workplace health and safety obligations. Learn more about working at heights, asbestos, and excavation and trenching:
Asbestos    Excavation and Trenching    Working at Heights

Working At Heights

Working At Heights In 2019, a worker suffered life altering injuries as a result of being struck by a suspended truss and falling 5.5 meters (18 feet) from unguarded scaffolding to the concrete surface below. As a result of this case, a widespread education campaign was developed to make sure proper precautions are taken, and the legal obligations of employers are followed when it comes to working at heights. Click here for more information about working at heights.

Return to Well - Robert's Story

Return to Well

Return to Well - Robert's Story
The WCB assists workers in remaining at work, or returning to work, after a work-related injury or illness. Watch Robert's Story to learn more about how a safe and timely return to work can benefit workers and employers.


Workplace Wellness

Worker health plays a direct role in the overall success of an organization. Creating a healthy workplace motivates workers, reduces absenteeism, and lowers the risk of workplace injuries and accidents.

The purpose of worker wellness programs is to improve workers’ health and well-being, often through preventive care. Goals can include preventing and managing chronic diseases to lower their health and economic burden, improving worker morale and motivation, and improving workers’ quality of life.

Implementing a worker wellness program helps workers to adopt behaviours that improve their health, creating a happier, healthier workforce. Not only does the workplace affect the well-being of workers, but the health of workers affects the success of the organization.

Wellness programs can include smoking cessation, weight loss education, fitness challenges, healthy eating education, providing facts on the benefits of drinking water and of walking, wellness clinics, employee and family assistance programs, and many other plans designed to increase the overall health of an individual.

Why Wellness is Important

Wellness is an active process of making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is especially important as we age because regular exercise and proper nutrition can help prevent a variety of ailments including cardiovascular disease, obesity and fall risk behaviours.

Learn more about the importance of workplace wellness from the CCOHS resources below:

Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning Poster The WCB encourages all Islanders to pay their respects on April 28, the National Day of Mourning, by remembering workers who have died, were injured or became ill from their job. Every year, the PEI Federation of Labour organizes a commemorative ceremony open to the public. For more information, please contact the Federation at 902-368-3068.

The Day of Mourning was first recognized in Canada in 1984. It is traditionally marked in many ways, including public ceremonies, lowering flags to half-mast, wearing black and yellow ribbons or lapel stickers, lighting candles, observing a moment of silence and sharing stories about how workplace tragedies have touched people’s lives.

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