Learn about new OH&S amendments in Saskatchewan
By Anthony Capkun
June 18, 2012 – Saskatchewan’s ministry of labour relations & workplace safety has scheduled 30 information sessions across the province to explain the new Occupational Health and Safety amendments the government passed in May. Attendees will receive a guide that provides interpretations for each of the amended sections of The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993.
“These sessions are being offered to help explain the new rules before they take effect,” said minister Don Morgan. “We’re very pleased to have produced our first in a series of guides to help everyone in the workplace understand their OHS-related roles and responsibilities. Understanding the standards will improve compliance which will reduce the number of injuries and illnesses.”
Highlights of the Occupational Health and Safety information sessions include:
• Enhanced duties of employers, supervisors and suppliers
• Duties of owners and prime contractors in the co-ordination of site safety on worksites with multiple employers or self-employed persons
• Procedures related to the creation and effectiveness of occupational health committees and programs.
The amendments will take effect following proclamation September 3, 2012. To register for a session, call (800) 567-7233 or (800) 667-5023.
CLICK HERE for more information about the amendments to the OHS Act.