All employers must meet the minimum requirements for health and safety standards as required by law.
Under The Saskatchewan Employment Act, an employer must:
- provide a safe and healthy workplace;
- establish and maintain an effective health and safety program and obtain input from the occupational health committee (OHC);
- make sure that managers and supervisors are trained, supported, and held accountable for fulfilling their workplace health and safety requirements;
- oversee the health and safety performance of their managers and supervisors;
- make sure workers have the information, training, certification, supervision, and experience to do their jobs safely;
- make sure medical/first aid facilities are provided as needed;
- set up effective occupational health committees;
- co-operate with the OHC, occupational health and safety (OHS) representative and other parties to resolve health and safety issues in a timely fashion;
- keep OHC/OHS representative meeting minutes on file and readily available;
- ensure workers are not exposed to harassment or violence in the workplace by ensuring the development and implementation of:
- a harassment prevention policy and procedures to investigate workplace harassment complaints;
- a policy statement on violence and prevention plan and procedures to investigate incidents of violence in the workplace will be required by all workplaces by May 17, 2024; and
- ensure that legal health and safety requirements are met.
Employers are also required to have a copy of The Saskatchewan Employment Act and regulations readily available to workers and management.