Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Daily case numbers and information for businesses and workers.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan was released on April 23rd.

<p><strong>Google Translate Disclaimer</strong></p> <p>A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:</p> <p><a class="btn-application" href="~/link.aspx?_id=D678FFBC890C446F8B52E01E2657035D&amp;_z=z">Renseignements en Fran&ccedil;ais</a></p> <p>Where an official translation is not available, Google&trade; Translate can be used. Google&trade; 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.</p> <p>Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).</p> <p>Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google&trade; Translate, please visit: <a href="https://support.google.com/translate/?hl=en"><strong>Google&trade; Translate FAQs</strong></a>.</p>

Vancouver Company Fined After Workplace Injury

Released on July 6, 2020

Weyerhaeuser Company Limited of Vancouver was fined $182,000 on June 23, 2020 after pleading guilty to one count under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 on November 26, 2019, in Hudson Bay Provincial Court.

The British Columbia based company pleaded guilty to contravening clause 12(a) of the regulations (being an employer, fail in the provision and maintenance of a plant, systems of work and working environments that ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of the employer’s workers, resulting in the injury of a worker).

Charges stem from an incident on October 5, 2017, in Hudson Bay, where a worker sustained a serious injury after being impacted by a forklift.

The company was fined $130,000 with a $52,000 surcharge.

Safety in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility.  To report an incident to the Occupational Health and Safety Division of the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, please call 1-800-567-SAFE (7233).

-30-

For more information, contact:

Gladys Wasylenchuk
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Regina
Phone: 306-787-2144
Email: gladys.wasylenchuk@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-519-8411

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve