The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of PEI is an independent, non-profit organization funded entirely by Island employers, providing no-fault workplace injury and illness insurance, and promoting workplace health and safety for all Islanders.
The WCB of PEI works to protect Islanders by overseeing the implementation and application of legislation including:
What is the role re: WHMIS?
The WCB enforces the provincial WHMIS Regulations for PEI workplaces. WCB also has an agreement with Health Canada to enforce the federal Hazardous Products Act and associated regulations. We support the Internal Responsibility System around WHMIS by:
Current WHMIS Requirements
Effective July 29, 2017, the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Regulations have been amended to align with the amended Hazardous Product Act (HPA) and Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), which incorporate the GHS.
Stay tuned by joining our OHS Education Consultant's email list, which periodically sends out updates to new and current educational topics from our organization. You can join the list by emailing Lori Wakelin at firstname.lastname@example.org (note, this list is not restricted to WHMIS updates but rather general educational updates within the OHS division of the WCB of PEI).
WCB Office: 902-368-5680
Toll-Free in Atlantic Canada: 1-800-237-5049