Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

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Approved Standards and Practices

Many provisions in The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020 mandate the use of approved standards (such as approved agencies, designs, equipment, methods, standards or training). Section 1-2(1)(a) and (b) of the regulations define 'approved' as:

a) approved by an agency acceptable to the director for use in accordance with any terms and conditions determined by the agency; or
b) approved by a certificate of the director subject to any terms and conditions the director considers appropriate.

This list can be referenced as a guide to what constitutes an 'approved' standard. This list will be updated on occasion as standards are updated or new information becomes available.

If you have any questions regarding the information below, or you have a question about a standard that is not listed, please contact Occupational Health and Safety at

Please note: The information contained in these tables is not intended to interpret legislation or to be used in court. Please use the original legislation to interpret or apply the law. The Saskatchewan Employment Act and The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020 are available for download or purchase from the Publications Centre.

Industries under federal jurisdiction, such as transportation, broadcasting and telecommunications, are governed by the Canada Labour Code. If you work in a federally regulated industry, please contact the appropriate agency for information.

To use this list, please click on the part in the regulations you are looking for on the list on the left side of this page to be directed to the appropriate section of the list. Please note that not all parts of the regulations refer to approved standards.

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