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PEI health and safety must haves for every employer

It might be surprising but, even the smallest employers have obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island.

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 one or more employees, but less than five
  • 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 five and nineteen 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 twenty 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

Where can I get help with Occupational Health and Safety compliance?

If you are a member that is easy: contact Business Resources at [email protected] or 1 888 234-2232 and we will provide you the templates and policies that you need.

The Worker’s Compensation Board of PEI also has resources to help- employers meet the needs of Occupational Health and Safety. You can call them at: 1 800 237-5049