HANDI-GUIDE to Saskatchewan's Occupational Health and Safety Legislation - 2019 Edition (Print & ProView)

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HANDI-GUIDE to Saskatchewan's Occupational Health and Safety Legislation 2019 Edition is a handy, up-to-date in-the-field reference to Saskatchewan's workplace health and safety requirements. This guide contains the most important occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation in Saskatchewan, plus interpretive commentary to help you meet or exceed OHS regulations, establish best practices, and understand the importance of OHS due diligence.

Durable, light-weight, and practical, the guide is perfect at the office or on any work site. Its a great safety tool for supervisors, workers, and safety leaders. It also helps with worker training, and increases worker and supervisor awareness of their responsibilities under workplace safety law.

The guide provides timely insights and interpretation on the scope and realities of OHS regulations in Saskatchewan.

New for 2019

The guide includes new WHMIS regulations (reflecting WHMIS 2015 regulatory content) and the updated Mines Regulations (2019), plus updated commentary in six interpretive chapters, including a new regulatory update chapter. It also now includes the entire Saskatchewan Employment Act, updated for 2019. Each chapter includes updated commentary and legislative references to help you become familiar with the law and effective OHS compliance.

The new regulatory update chapter provides the latest information on legislative changes and OHS compliance in Saskatchewan, plus commentary on WHMIS 2015, the OHS Prime Contractor Regulations, and the Mines Regulations. Other topics include prosecution statistics, injury data, incident reporting, a listing of ticketable OHS contraventions, and much more.

The text also includes

  • The Saskatchewan Employment Act (SE Act)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Prime Contractor) Regulations
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) Regulations, which reflect WHMIS 2015 regulatory content
  • Radiation Health and Safety Regulations
  • Mines Regulations

Part III of the SE Act set out key duties for work site parties, including employers, workers, supervisors, contractors, prime contractors, owners, self-employed persons, and suppliers. Updated commentary informs readers about these key duties and achieving OHS due diligence in your workplace or organization.

The 2019 edition also informs users about many other important OHS topics, such as

  • Penalty amounts for offences under the SE Act or OHS Regulations, up to a maximum of $500,000 for individuals
  • Fines up to $1.5 million for corporations that commit an offence
  • Explanation of enforcement tools used by Saskatchewan's OHS Division, such as compliance understandings, notices of contravention, summary offence tickets, stop-work orders, fines and penalties, and prosecution
  • Listing of summary offence tickets which can issued for OHS infractions, these are on-the-spot tickets which can be issued by OHS officers' tickets to employers, workers, supervisors, contractors, suppliers, or self-employed persons
  • Steps to take when launching an OHS complaint or appeal
  • Discussion of OHS due diligence concepts, OHS program requirements for employers, and employer/worker cooperation on workplace safety, including information sharing, and joint OH committees


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