WCB P.E.I. launches app for health and safety information

Confined space, fall protection among included topics

WCB P.E.I. launches app for health and safety information
New mobile app allows employers and workers to access OHS info easily while on the work site

Employers and workers in Prince Edward Island have a new way to access occupational health and safety information: a  mobile app designed by the Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act is accessible through the app, along with “relevant, up-to-date information on 20 common health and safety topics,” the WCB said. More topics are expected to be developed over the coming years. A web version of the app is also available.

“The new mobile app provides quick and easy access to key information that will help keep Island workplaces safe,” said Cheryl Paynter, CEO of the WCB. “This means that wherever employers and workers are working, they can find information on health and safety requirements at their fingertips.”

Current 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.

“With changing workforces and advances in technology, it is important to continue to offer new ways to access safety information and resources,” said Gerry Culina, manager, general health and safety services, CCOHS.