With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

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A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

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Reporting Serious Injuries, Fatalities, and Dangerous Occurrences

Under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, employers and contractors are required to report incidents (that is, accidents and dangerous occurrences) at their place of employment to the Occupational Health and Safety Division.

Serious Injury or Fatality

The employer/contractor must contact the Division to report a serious injury or fatality in situations where:

  • The accident causes, or may cause the death of a worker; or
  • Will require a worker to be admitted to a hospital for 72 hours (3 days) or more.

In the report, the employer/contractor must provide the:

  • Name of the injured or deceased worker;
  • Name of the employer of each injured worker or deceased worker;
  • Date, time and location of the accident;
  • Circumstances related to the accident;
  • Apparent injuries; and
  • Name, telephone and fax number of the employer/contractor or another person designated by the employer/contractor.

In addition to reporting the incident, a copy of the notice must be given to the Occupational Health Committee or the Occupational Health and Safety Representative.

Dangerous Occurrences

A dangerous occurrence is any occurrence that did not result in, but could have resulted in, a worker being injured or killed. Some examples include: the structural failure or collapse of a scaffold, accidental contact with an energized electrical conductor and an uncontrolled spill of a toxic substance.

If a dangerous occurrence occurs at a place of employment, the employer/contractor (regardless of whether a worker is injured) must contact the Division to report the:

  • Name of each employer, contractor and owner at the place of employment;
  • Date, time and location of the dangerous occurrence;
  • Circumstances related to the dangerous occurrence; and
  • Name, telephone and fax number of the employer/contractor/owner or another person designated by the employer/contractor/owner.

In addition to reporting the incident, a copy of the notice must be given to the Occupational Health Committee or the Occupational Health and Safety Representative.


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