March 18-24: Poison Prevention Week


For Poison Prevention Week, the WCB urged all Island workplaces to take time to consider the dangerous substances that workers may encounter on the job. It recommended the following precautions:

  • Perform hazard assessments for all poisonous substances.
  • Provide proper training for all those who work with poisons and retrain regularly.
  • Ensure all controlled products are labelled and safety information is posted.
  • Ensure first aid measures are in place.
  • Wear appropriate PPE and clothing.