|A roundup of important new legislation, regulations, court cases and board rulings that we covered in 2012 in the Safety Compliance Insider.
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LAW OF THE YEAR
On Jan. 31, 2013, PEI’s regulations for first aid in the workplace will change.
OTHER NOTABLE REGULATORY CHANGES
In Feb. 2012, the WCB announced the establishment of an advisory committee for the 2012 review of the Workers Compensation Act, which must be done every five years.
In Dec. 2011, the WCB amended the following WCB policies:
In April, the following policies were amended:
CASE OF THE YEAR
City Penalized $15,500 for Release of Gas at Rec Centre
At a city recreation complex, a worker mistakenly mixed chlorine with hydrochloric acid, releasing toxic chlorine gas and sending more than 20 people to the hospital. The WCB’s investigation found a number of problems, including insufficient labelling of chemical containers and inadequate training. The city pleaded guilty to failing to ensure proper OHS instruction and training. The court fined it $500 and ordered it to pay $15,000 to the WCB to promote workplace health and safety [City of Summerside, Govt. News Release, Dec. 20, 2011].
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