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 in the workplace; and
- Ensure that legal health and safety requirements are met.