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.