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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.

Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Construction and Industrial

Occupational Health and Safety provides support and information to help identify hazards and prevent incidents resulting in illness, injury, or death. Everyone in the workplace is legally responsible for safety. Below are prevention and safety tips specific to industrial and construction industries.


1. Forklifts and Safe Operations

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020 contain the regulated safety standards for the selection, maintenance and operation of forklifts and other mobile equipment. The Saskatchewan Employment Act (the Act) requires employers to provide adequate training to workers on all matters that are necessary to protect their health and safety at work. Employers must also provide the related training, instruction and competent supervision of workers. During training supervisors must ensure that operators can demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to operate their equipment safely.


2. Safety in Excavations and Trenches

The Saskatchewan Employment Act requires employers and contractors to take extensive precautions to protect workers engaged in excavations, trenching, shaft sinking and tunneling operations.

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020 contain the regulated safety standards for excavations, excavated shafts, trenches and tunnels. In addition, employers and contractors should consult municipal and city bylaws for the area where they are working. The public should be warned about any applicable hazards that could reasonably be expected to occur during an excavation project.

WorkSafe Saskatchewan's publication Safety in Excavations and Trenches is a resource for employers and contractors. It provides information to help prevent harmful incidents to workers when excavating.

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