The Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, has launched a new app to help Prince Edward Islanders better access workplace health and safety information.
The new app provides mobile access to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and provides relevant, up-to-date information on 20 common health and safety topics, with further topics to be developed over the coming years. In addition to the new mobile app, WCB PEI has also created a web version that provides users with a consistent look and feel when navigating on a desktop or laptop computer.
“The new mobile app provides quick and easy access to key information that will help keep PEI workplaces safe,” says Cheryl Paynter, WCB PEI’s CEO. “This means that wherever employers and workers are working, they can find information on health and safety requirements at their fingertips.”
“We were pleased,” says Gerry Culina, Manager, General Health and Safety Services, CCOHS, “to work with WCB PEI. With changing workforces and advances in technology, it is important to continue to offer new ways to access safety information and resources.”
App topics include: confined spaces, duties of employers and workers, fall protection, impairment, noise, violence in the workplace and working alone. Each topic links to related resources, such as summaries, legislative interpretations, prevention updates and hazard alerts.
The PEI Guide to OHS Legislation app is free, and can be found on the App Store or Google Play by searching “PEI OHS Guide”. More information can also be found on the WCB PEI website.