The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) has practical resources available to keep workers safe as the clean-up from post-tropical storm Fiona continues across the province.
The WCB has many resources available to support employers and workers alike and it has compiled these resources in one easy-to-find location on its website. The topics covered include safety for workers and contractors new to a job, using ladders or cranes, using a chainsaw, avoiding working fatigued and using gas or propane fueled equipment.
Resources can be found here: http://wcb.pe.ca/fiona
“Fiona left much damage as she tore through our province on September 24. Our shared experience with similar weather related events tells us that the clean-up will take some time. Many employers are quickly onboarding new workers to respond to the many needs our communities are experiencing. As they do, we encourage them to keep safety top of mind as these new workers may not be familiar with hazards, equipment and associated safety procedures,” said Cheryl Paynter, CEO of the Workers Compensation Board.
The WCB would like to remind all Islanders that urgent workplace health and safety matters can be reported anytime by calling its Occupational Health and Safety emergency line at 902-628-7513. This emergency line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including during statutory holidays.
Source: WCB PEI