Employers learn about new occupational health changes

WELLINGTON, PEI – Jan. 14 2012 – Fourteen employers and employees from the Evangeline region attended a lunch and learn in Wellington Jan. 14 to get better informed on the changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that come into effect at the end of the month.

Lori Wakelin, centre, OHS education consultant with the Workers Compensation Board of PEI, spoke mostly about the changes to the number of workers that will have to be trained as first aid providers.

She also addressed the changes to the list of contents of workplace first aid kits and the injury reporting process. She also answered several specific questions from participants.

Wakelin is seen discussing first aid kit contents with Louis Arsenault, who works in the peat moss industry, and Caroline Arsenault, who organizes events for seniors.

The session was organized jointly by the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI and the Rural Action Centre in Wellington.