Google Translate Disclaimer

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

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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Working Outdoors

The Occupational Health and Safety Division 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. Working in Hot Conditions

Under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, employers must take measures to protect workers from heat stress disorders if it is not possible to adequately control indoor and outdoor conditions where work is done. If workers are concerned about the thermal conditions at an indoor place of employment, the employer must supply suitable monitoring equipment to ensure that the conditions are comfortable for the work being done.

In Saskatchewan, conditions that cause heat stress usually occur during summer heat waves or near hot, humid work processes. Engineering and administrative controls can be used to control heat stress and should be implemented by the employer with the help of the occupational health committee or representative at their workplace.

The Hot Conditions Guidelines provides information to employers and workers on how to control hot conditions and prevent heat stress disorders.

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2. Protecting Workers from West Nile Virus

West Nile virus has been present in Saskatchewan since 2002.  People usually get the disease after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Employers and outdoor workers need to take precautions to reduce their chances of being bitten.

The Protecting Outdoor Workers from West Nile Virus Guide provides information to employers and workers about what the disease is, who is at risk, the symptoms of the disease, and what employers can do to reduce the risk of infection to outdoor workers.

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