A change made to the P.E.I. Workers Compensation Act will allow for the creation and funding of safety associations.
A bill to amend the act, introduced into the Legislative Assembly in 2013, includes a provision to allow for safety associations. It came into effect Oct. 1.
Notable points include:
• Safety associations paid for by employers in the industry represented by the association.
• To create the association, the majority of the employers must support the idea.
• The Workers Compensation Board will collect the money through an extra levy on employers.
The idea will now go to public consultation. The board anticipates they will finish the policy process by the end of the year.