Campaign Aimed to Reduce Accidents in Construction Industry

With growing demands on the construction industry on Prince Edward Island, safety officials want to ensure that workers and employers are taking the proper precautions to work safely.

Over the coming weeks, there will be a focused education and compliance initiative, where Occupational Health and Safety Officers will be visiting construction sites across the province. The Officers will be checking to see that workers are wearing their personal protective equipment and following provincial safety regulations.

“Given the nature of the work in the construction industry, there is higher risk for workplace accidents,” said Stuart Affleck, Chair of the Workers Compensation Board. “We have developed a campaign that will help supervisors have important conversations about safety with their staff, which should lead to safer workplaces.”

“We’re pleased to partner with the Workers Compensation Board on this education initiative, and we hope that it makes a difference in preventing accidents.” Sam Sanderson, General Manager of the Construction Association of Prince Edward Island. “We all want the same thing; it’s about making sure every worker comes home safely to their family at the end of the day.”

To obtain a copy of the posters or Safety Talks for your worksite, contact the WCB Occupational Health and Safety Division at 902-368-5680 or visit the WCB website at

Source: Workers Compensation Board of PEI

Date: October 1, 2019

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