Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Health & Safety Representatives

If your workplace has between five and nineteen workers, a Health and Safety Representative is required to be in place. This is the law on Prince Edward Island.

A Health and Safety Representative is a worker who has no managerial functions and who is selected by workers or their union.

The role of the Health and Safety Representative is to help identify any health and safety issues with fellow workers, and to present these concerns to management. The Representative acts as the link between the employers and workers, so that health and safety solutions can be developed, together.

Responsibilities of the Health and Safety Representative include:
  • Participating in regular inspections and investigations of incidents.
  • Making recommendations to the employer for improvements on health and safety issues.
  • Encouraging workers to report hazards and concerns to their supervisor.
Download the Safety Representatives Health and Safety Responsibilities poster and display it in your workplace.

The WCB has a number of tools designed to assist Representatives with workplace health and safety. We also offer workshops and seminars that provide information on requirements under the OHS Act and the development of health and safety programs in your workplace.

For more information, refer to the Information on Workplace Health & Safety booklet or contact us. Our Occupational Health and Safety staff are available to answer your questions.