Prince Edward Island ends OH&S exemption for farms, small employers

Province amends legislation to apply to every workplace in the province, reduce number of falling accidents
||Last Updated: 04/07/2005

Prince Edward Island is ending the exemption for small employers — defined as those with less than three employees — and farms when it comes to complying with occupational health and safety legislation.

Amendments to the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Act Regulations extend the act to apply to all workplaces across the province.

“The Occupational Health and Safety Act Regulations will now ensure greater protection for workers and employers in regard to workplace health and safety standards,” said Elmer MacFadyen, Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs. “The amended regulations are a key factor in the continued development of a workplace health and safety culture on Prince Edward Island. We look forward, through these initiatives and in co-operation with workers and employers, to creating environments where serious workplace injuries are a thing of the past.”