Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

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Announcements

Feedback requested on draft amendments to the OHS Act: confidentiality and limited disclosure - October 06, 2020

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Advisory Council is requesting feedback on proposed amendments to section 39 of the  OHS Act regarding confidentiality and limited disclosure. 

 

A consultation summary is posted on the Legislative Feedback page of the WCB website, www.wcb.pe.ca/Information/LegislativeReview under the heading, "Occupational Health and Safety Act Amendments Confidentiality and Limited Disclosure."

 

The Council encourages stakeholders to provide feedback on the proposed changes by October 30, 2020, using the online feedback form.

Revised WCB policy and draft policies for feedback - September 29, 2020

The WCB Board of Directors has given final approval to amendments to the policy, Travel and Related Expenses (POL-03). The amendments are summarized in the History section of the policy.  

 

The Board of Directors also approved, in principle, changes to the following policies:

  • POL-48, Internal Reconsideration
  • POL-86, Wage Loss Benefits, under the new title Temporary Wage Loss Benefits
  • POL-85, Review of Benefits, under the new title Extended Wage Loss Benefits

We invite you to provide feedback on the draft policies by October 28, 2020 in the Policy Consultation section of our website.

 

WCB Operations during COVID-19 - July 31, 2020

The WCB office is closed to non-essenial visitors. 

Please contact us by phone at 902-368-5680 or 1-800-237-5049, 8am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.  



The Occupational Health & Safety 24hr Emergency Line is 902-628-7513.

We are also available by email:

  • For Occupational Health and Safety, contact ohs@wcb.pe.ca
  • For information about workers compensation claims, contact workerservices@wcb.pe.ca
  • For information about employer accounts, contact safetymatters@wcb.pe.ca

We ask for your patience as we manage the impact of COVID-19 on the way we deliver services to Islanders.

  • WCB staff will continue to be available to assist workers and employers over the phone or by email. Essential visits can be arranged by appointment only.
  • OHS Officers will continue to assist workplaces with health and safety matters. Where worksite visits are required, Officers will use social distancing to ensure safety.  
  • OHS Education Consultants are available to assist employers by providing presentations and guidance on various health and safety topics. Upon requst, virtual presentation options are available as well as in-person presentations (provided the appropriate COVID-19 precautions are in place.)
  • All assessment due dates related to 2020 employer payrolls will be deferred until September 30, 2020. Neither interest nor penalties will accrue at during this time.
  • Benefit payments for eligible workers will continue and new claims will be processed. We will work to process payments and claims as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about your claim, please contact your case worker. 
  • The availability of non-urgent health care services may have an impact on the assessment and treatment of workplace injuries. Affected workers are encouraged to contact the WCB with any questions.
  • WCB staff are available to assist employers with their accounts.
  • Employers and health care providers can access WCB Online Services at any time.
  • All non-essential in-person meetings and events have been postponed, cancelled or are being delivered virtually.
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Media Contact:
Laura Steeves, Senior Communications Coordinator
902-894-0362 or news@wcb.pe.ca

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