Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Inspections & Investigations

One of the ways we protect Island workers and employers is by enforcing PEI’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.

Our Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Officers enforce OHS legislation by performing workplace inspections, investigating complaints and following up on reports of serious injuries or explosions.

Workplace Inspections

When OHS Officers respond to concerns or complaints involving unsafe workplaces and reported work refusals, they will carry out a workplace inspection which could result in:
  • Order(s) to correct an unsafe situation.
  • A stop work order if there is an immediate danger in a workplace.
  • Legal action, when necessary.
Workplace safety is everyone's responsibility. Regular inspections conducted in the workplace, by the people who work there, are an effective way to prevent injury and illness. Visit the Safety Committees & Representatives section of this website for information on how to conduct your own workplace safety inspections.

Learn more about workplace inspections:

Workplace Investigations

If a serious work-related injury, fatality or explosion occurs, employers are required by law to report the incident to the WCB's OHS Division. An OHS Officer will respond and attend the work site to initiate an investigation.

During the investigation, information is collected and analyzed to determine the cause of the incident. The purpose is to help the workplaces prevent similar injuries or illnesses from happening again in the future.

Learn more about workplace investigations: If you have further questions about workplace inspections and investigations, please refer to the Information on Workplace Health and Safety booklet, or contact us.