Free lunch & learn to focus on changes to Occupational Health and Safety Act

WELLINGTON, PEI – Jan. 4, 2013 – All employers are being invited to attend an information session on the numerous changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that will be implemented Jan. 31.

During a free lunch-and-learn Monday, Jan. 14, at 12 noon at the Wellington Rural Action Centre, representatives of the Workers Compensation Board of PEI will explain to entrepreneurs specifically how all of these changes will affect them. The session will be in English.

For example, some of the changes will make it mandatory for employers to train a certain number of employees so that they can become first aid providers. Other new rules specify the content of first aid kits and rooms while other sections of the act dictate first aid record-keeping methods.

“The Workers Compensation Board tells us that these changes to the act are being implemented to better protect both workers and employers, so it is extremely important that all entrepreneurs and employers know about all of these changes,” says Raymond J. Arsenault, coordinator of the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI.

The Chamber is therefore pleased to cohost this event with the Wellington Rural Action Centre. Those interested in registered to attend must do so before Jan. 11 by contacting Jeannine Arsenault at (902) 854-2328, Ext. 228.

The same presentation will be made at six other Island locations throughout the month.


For more information:
Jeannine Arsenault
Wellington Rural Action Centre
(902) 854-2328, Ext. 228.