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.