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As an employer, you play an important role in preventing workplace injuries and promoting a safe and healthy workplace. In fact, under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), you have a legal obligation to properly inform, instruct and supervise your employees and to do everything you reasonably can to protect them.
Health & Safety Program:
If you have 10 or more employees and work in the below types of workplaces, you are required to have an Occupational Health and Safety program.
Types of places of employment:
Places of employment at which the following types of work are performed:
For more information, check WorkSafe Saskatchewan’s Guide to Developing a Health & Safety Program.
See attached for the Summary of First-aid Requirements to determine what is necessary in your workplace.
As the Regulation does not specify quantities for First-aid Kits, please see the table on page 9 of Occupational Health & Safety - First Aid in Saskatchewan Workplaces (2004).
Employers have the responsibility to ensure a harassment-free workplace. What you will need to do:
Employers in the industries below must develop and implement a policy to deal with violence in the workplace:
Workers must be consulted in the development of the violence policy statement and in the implementation of the written violence policy statement and prevention plan.
The violence policy statement and prevention plan must include:
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In addition to the Health and Safety Requirements, there are several other compliance measures your business should be considering. You can always contact Business Resources for further information, for an example of a Health and Safety Policy, Emergency Communication Procedure, or for more details on any Occupational Health and Safety issues at 1.888.234.2232 or email us at [email protected].