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Renseignements en Français

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Safety Management

The Occupational Health and Safety Division (OHS) provides support and information to help identify hazards and prevent incidents that could cause illness, injury, or death.  Everyone in the workplace is legally responsible for safety.  

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1. Health and Safety Rights and Responsibilities

Under The Saskatchewan Employment Act¸ you have three basic rights:

  • The right to know the hazards at work and how to control them;
  • The right to participate (become involved) in finding and controlling workplace hazards; and
  • The right to refuse work which you believe is unusually dangerous.

Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace provides information about employers’, workers’ and supervisors’ health and safety rights and responsibilities at work.  You will also find information about the steps for resolving an occupational health and safety concern.

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2. Health and Safety Orientation Training

The Saskatchewan Employment Act (the Act) requires employers to give all new, inexperienced, and transferred workers a basic health and safety orientation.  Orientation is the process of introducing workers to their co-workers, work areas, and jobs. Employers must also provide workers with on-going training during their employment, as needed, to protect the workers’ health and safety.  On-going training should address changes in the workplace such as using new equipment and safe work procedures.  It is always a good idea for an employer to keep a written record of all training and orientation provided to workers.

The Health and Safety Orientation and Training Guide for Employers provides guidance to employers and supervisors about how to orientate and train workers. 

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3. Job Safety Analysis

A job safety analysis (JSA) is used to integrate healthy and safe practices into a job task (e.g., safely changing a car’s oil). In a JSA, each basic step of a job task is broken down and analysed to identify potential hazards.  Then, recommendations are made about the safest way to do the job task. A recommendation might include adding a step, modifying a step or removing a step from the job task.

The Job Safety Analysis Guide discusses the benefits of doing a job safety analysis and what the steps are. Sample worksheets and forms can also be found within the guide.

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