Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Occupational Health and Safety Virtual Event Series

The Workers Compensation Board is pleased to offer a series of OHS virtual events through 2022. These events are open to all workers and employers of Prince Edward Island free of charge.

Mental Health and the Workplace Mental Health and the Workplace
March 31, 2022
9:00-11:30 a.m.

Workplaces can play an essential part in maintaining positive mental health. When the workplace is unsafe, stressful or unhealthy, both the organization and the workers are impacted. Everyone benefits from a healthy workplace.

For many, employers and workers alike, the concept of workplace psychological health and safety is new and may feel overwhelming. WCB is offering an online event, presented with the assistance of Canadian Mental Health Association of PEI to bring awareness to psychological health in the workplace and support workplaces in PEI who may be new to navigating healthy workplace practices.

This event is now closed.

Mental Health and the Workplace Workplace Harassment
May 26, 2022
9:00 am -12:00 noon

Every worker has a right to a healthy and safe workplace free of harassment. There is growing evidence that shows exposure to harassment in the workplace has serious negative outcomes for everyone. Highlighting awareness and demonstrating actions that prevent harassment sends a message that promotes a work environment where harassment is not tolerated and will be addressed if it does occur.

This session will bring awareness to the types of harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment, and discuss legal requirements for employers and workers as well as prevention strategies to help support a work environment that is free of harassment.

This event is now closed.

Violence in the Workplace Violence
October 26, 2022
9:00 am - 10:45 am

Workplace violence and its impact on healthcare and community services providers is a growing concern. Care providers are at increased risk of physical and/or psychological injury because of their close interaction with clients or residents that may demonstrate aggressive and/or responsive behaviors.

AWARE-NS in partnership with sector stakeholders and partners have developed a Workplace Violence prevention program. The reality is that organizations have difficulty implementing workplace violence legislation. They need support and guidance in key components including written policies, risk assessment, control measures and staff training. In healthcare, the communication of potential risk of violence to caregivers remains a complex issue.

Learn more about the WPV Program Standard, the Key components and how to get started in developing WPV best practice in your organization.

Register here.

Ongoing workshops and seminars

Our OHS education consultants continue to offer regular calendar events throughout 2022, including topics related to safety committee practices, supervisor safety responsibilities, workplace inspections and investigations, and more! Our current calendar of events and pre-recorded webinars can be found here. To schedule an education session at your workplace or to find out more about the services our education consultants offer, please contact us at 902-368-5697 or toll free 1-800-237-5049.

To join our mailing list on these and other services offered by our Prevention Services team, email and request to be added.