Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Work Out Loud

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Are you a young worker?

The WCB wants you to Work Out Loud!

Work Out Loud is about owning your job and your safety. It's about taking charge of your space and the space around you at work - using your head and all your capabilities, so that you make it safely to the end of your work day, everyday.

How can you Work Out Loud? Follow five simple steps to own your safety...
  • Prep it! Come to work...prepared to be safe.
  • Say it! Speak up...ask all the questions you need to stay safe.
  • Know it! Understand your legal rights and responsibilities at work.
  • Spot it! Be on the lookout for workplace hazards.
  • Own it! Take responsibility for your own safety. Do what you can to keep yourself safe.
Can't get enough of Work Out Loud? Download the Work Out Loud brochure, put up a Work Out Loud poster, or contact us to learn more.

More workplace safety information can be found on these links.
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Prep it! Come to work...prepared to be safe.

Preparing for anything before you do it helps you to be better at it, whether that is writing a test, playing a soccer game, or having a job interview.

The same can be said about workplace safety. Once you make up your mind to stay safe in the workplace, there are things you can do to prepare to be safe.

Planning ahead to be safe in your workplace is one way to work out loud. When it comes to workplace safety, prep it! Check out the Prep It! Tip Sheet for more info.
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Say it! Speak up...ask all the questions you need to stay safe.

Each year on Prince Edward Island too many young workers get injured at work.

Sometimes these injuries cause them to lose time at work. In some cases the injuries are severe enough to change their lives...forever.

If you feel uncomfortable or uncertain about anything in the workplace, speak up. Ask questions. It is your right.

You have the power and the voice to help protect your health and safety at work. Speaking up in your workplace is one way to work out loud.

When it comes to workplace safety, say it! To find out more about speaking out about safety, check out the Say It! Tip Sheet.
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Know it! Understand your legal rights and responsibilities at work.

On PEI, workplace safety is the law.

The Prince Edward Island Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations exist to establish a minimum standard of health and safety in Island workplaces.

The act is based on the Internal Responsibility System (IRS), where everyone works together to keep the workplace safe. This includes you.

Knowing and acting on workplace rights and responsibilities is one way to work out loud. When it comes to workplace safety, know it! To understand more about your legal rights and responsibilities, check out the Know It! Tip Sheet.
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Spot it! Be on the lookout for workplace hazards.

A hazard is any situation with the potential to cause injury or illness.

There are hazards in every workplace and learning how to recognize them will help you stay safe and prevent workplace injuries. This is one way you can work out loud.

Think about the types of hazards that may exist in your current workplace, and ask yourself the question, "What could happen if . . . ?" The answer may be scary.

When it comes to workplace safety hazards, spot it! Check out the Spot It! Tip Sheet to find out how you can work out loud.
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Own it! Do what you can to keep yourself safe.

If you've read through the other sections of this webpage you'll know there are many ways you can own your safety and work out loud.

Working out loud is the responsible thing to do. It ensures that you stay healthy and safe and able to enjoy all the important parts of your life ... having fun with friends, spending time with family, finishing school, and moving on to other jobs when you're ready for new challenges.

When it comes to workplace safety, own it! Find out more in the Own It! Tip Sheet.
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More workplace safety information is available through these links...

Do you have other work-related concerns such as work standards, hours of work, wage entitlements or vacation benefits?

On Prince Edward Island, these work rules are made by the Ministry of Environment, Labour and Justice. There is also a Youth Employment Act that sets the legal standards for young people in the workplace. You can find information on these topics and more by clicking on the web addresses below:
Employment Standards
Youth Employment Act

Here are some other health and safety websites that you can check out:
Young Workers Zone
Youth Canada
Passport to Safety
WorkSafeBC

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