June 14, 2023 – Workers Compensation Board of PEI: In 2022, the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of PEI made considerable progress towards its commitment to building safe and healthy workplaces, supporting recovery when a work-related injury occurs and improving services for workers and employers alike.
“The past year was all about enhancing supports for our clients and helping keep people safe at work,” said Jim MacPhee, Chair of the WCB. “Safety has improved in Island workplaces as shown by the reduced frequency of work-related injuries. And for those who are impacted by work-related injuries, we implemented the most significant benefit enhancement package in the last decade, all the while maintaining reasonable costs for Island employers.”
“Ensuring safety at workplaces and providing timely claims services to our clients are the WCB’s top priorities,” said Cheryl Paynter, CEO of the WCB. “And while the injury frequency is down on the Island, sadly there were three workplace fatalities in 2022.
“The wellbeing of those we serve is paramount and the WCB’s work will never be done as even one injury – and certainly one fatality – is far too many.”
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