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Month in Review – Prince Edward Island

LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Emergency Response

An Emergency Forestry Task Force issued recommendations on what PEI should do to provide immediate help to private woodlot owners and forest industry operators in the province affected by Hurricane Fiona, including offering free chainsaw safety courses over the winter.

Transportation Safety

To guard against commercial driver fatigue, PEI implemented new regulations that incorporate federal Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations requiring bus and truck drivers operating a commercial vehicle crossing provincial boundaries to install electronic recording devices in vehicles to track driver hours.

Workers Comp

The WCB finished public consultations on proposed revisions to 3 workers comp policies:

  • POL-92: Health Care Benefits – General Principles
  • POL-64: Health Care Providers – Roles and Responsibilities
  • POL-30: Orthoses, Prostheses, And Assistive Devices.

Workers Comp

That’s the deadline for PEI employers to submit their actual workers comp payroll data reports from 2022 to the WCB without risk of late fees, interest and penalties.