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Understanding Prince Edward Island’s Health and Safety Requirements

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As an employer, you play an important role in preventing workplace injuries and promoting a safe and healthy workplace. In fact, under the Prince Edward Island (PEI) Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS), you have a legal obligation to properly inform, instruct and supervise your employees and to do everything you reasonably can to protect them.

PEI Occupational Health and Safety requirements differ depending on the number of employees employed by a business or level of risk of your business. This includes multiple locations.

Every employer needs the following to be compliant:
  • Copy of the PEI OHS act.
  • Copy of the general OHS regulations.
  • A health and safety contact info sheet.
  • A first aid kit appropriate to the size and type of business you have.

In addition to the above list, you have further requirements based on number of employees you have.

I have 1 or more employees, but less than 5:
  • Have a posted written Health and Safety Policy (Recommended).
  • A trained First-aid provider on shift at all times.
  • First-aid kit 1 or 2.
I have between 5 and 19 employees:
  • Have a posted written Health and Safety Policy.
  • A trained First-aid provider on shift at all times.
  • You must assign a Health and Safety representative.
  • First-aid kit 2.
I have more than 20 employees:
  • Have a posted written Health and Safety policy.
  • A trained First-aid provider on shift at all times.
  • Assign a Health and Safety Committee.
  • Create a Health and Safety Program with the Health and Safety Committee.
  • First-aid kit 3.

CFIB is here to help you!

In addition to health and safety requirements, there are several other compliance measures your business should be considering. You can always contact Business Resources for further information, examples of a Health and Safety Policy, Emergency Communication Procedure, or for more details on any Occupational Health and Safety issues at 1.888.234.2232 or email us at [email protected]