Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

May 3-9 is Safety and Health Week

May 06, 2020

This week is Safety and Health Week and the Workers Compensation Board reminds all Islanders to make safety a priority in the workplace all year long.

 

The Safety and Health Week, formerly known as NAOSH Week is a continent-wide event to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

 

While there are no in-person events scheduled on Prince Edward Island to recognize Safety and Health Week this year, there are many ways that you can still mark the week:

 

“Given the current environment we find ourselves in, Occupational Health and Safety has never been more important,” said Workers Compensation Board Chair Jim MacPhee. “The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the way we live and work, and as we begin to move forward, to Renew PEI, Together, we need to focus on how we can work safely.”

 

With this week also being National Mental Health Week, we cannot overlook the fact that we are navigating through difficult and stressful times, and that protecting our mental health is just as important as our physical health. For more information on Mental Health Week visit mentalhealthweek.ca/  and for more information about mental health supports and programs on Prince Edward Island, please visit Mental Health Services.

This week is Safety and Health Week and the Workers Compensation Board reminds all Islanders to make safety a priority in the workplace all year long.

 

The Safety and Health Week, formerly known as NAOSH Week is a continent-wide event to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

 

While there are no in-person events scheduled on Prince Edward Island to recognize Safety and Health Week this year, there are many ways that you can still mark the week:

 

“Given the current environment we find ourselves in, Occupational Health and Safety has never been more important,” said Workers Compensation Board Chair Jim MacPhee. “The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the way we live and work, and as we begin to move forward, to Renew PEI, Together, we need to focus on how we can work safely.”

 

With this week also being National Mental Health Week, we cannot overlook the fact that we are navigating through difficult and stressful times, and that protecting our mental health is just as important as our physical health. For more information on Mental Health Week visit mentalhealthweek.ca/  and for more information about mental health supports and programs on Prince Edward Island, please visit Mental Health Services.



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Media Contact:
Laura Steeves, Senior Communications Coordinator
902-894-0362 or news@wcb.pe.ca