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Released on February 3, 2021
Saskatchewan has made amendments to The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 that will standardize the workplace requirements for first aid kits based on the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standard Z1220-17 guidelines.
In addition, amendments were also made to the regulations that include:
As part of a Canada-wide initiative to reduce barriers in the area of occupational health and safety, the following personal protective standards have also been adopted but did not require an amendment to the regulations:
“Having a consistent standard among jurisdictions will ensure the health and safety of employees,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. “It will also provide opportunities for economic growth as employers will be able to better navigate jurisdiction requirements when they have employees working on jobs in other provinces.”
The amended regulations and the new standards for personal protective equipment will come into effect on April 1, 2021. A copy of the full regulations is available at https://publications.saskatchewan.ca/api/v1/products/111283/formats/124952/download.
For more information, contact:Gladys Wasylenchuk
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