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Notice of 2024 Annual General Meeting

Feb
20

The SCSA's 2024 Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 7 at the Living Sky Casino in Swift Current, SK.

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Sask Polytech achieves COR for skilled trades programs

Jan
26

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has successfully attained COR® for the Joseph A. Remai School of Construction and School of Transportation.

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SCSA Signs Five-Year Funding Agreement with WCB

Dec
20

The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) has signed a new five-year funding agreement with the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). The agreement clarifies the partnership between WCB and the SCSA to use construction industry funds toward the common goal of driving down injury rates.

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CFCSA Achieves Significant Milestone with 10,000+ Active COR® Certified Firms

Nov
8

The Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) and its members are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in occupational health and safety with the attainment of over 10,000 active Certificate of Recognition (COR®) certified firms across the nation.

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Safety Awards Recognize Saskatchewan Construction Leaders

Nov
1

The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 SCSA Awards for Corporate Leadership in Safety, Safety Leader and Safety Practitioner.

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SCSA Offers New Ground Disturbance for Construction Course

Sep
19

The one-day, instructor-led course was developed by industry professionals to provide those working in Saskatchewan construction with essential knowledge and skills for conducting safe and efficient ground disturbance work. 

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SCSA Selects AuditSoft for COR Auditing

Jun
15

AuditSoft's solutions will streamline the SCSA's COR® auditing process from end to end and benefit all key stakeholders involved in COR® audits.

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Performance Audit of Saskatchewan WCB – Monitoring Safety Associations’ Use of Funding

Jun
12
The Provincial Auditor’s Report was released last week, including a performance audit of the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) on monitoring the use of funding received by provincial safety associations. The SCSA encourages its members and customers to read the report, which can be found on the Provincial Auditor’s website at auditor.sk.ca
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WCB Shares 2022 Results

May
30

The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) shared its 2022 results at its annual general meeting (AGM) in Saskatoon. The WCB’s CEO, Phillip Germain, and members of the WCB’s executive team also provided an overview of the WCB’s financial, strategic and operating highlights, including 2022 workplace injuries and fatalities statistics.

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Serious Workplace Injury Results In $56,000 For Electrician Company

May
26

The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on October 23, 2020, in Humboldt when a worker suffered serious injuries when a scissor lift drove off the ramps being used to load it onto a trailer.

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Construction Company Fined $30,000 for Serious Worker Injury

May
24

On May 3, 2023, D'Amani Stucco Solutions Inc. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one violation of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996. The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on October 16, 2020 in Saskatoon when a worker suffered serious injuries when they fell over four metres while assisting in the installation of a tarp over a scaffold.

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Province Passes Amendments To Occupational Health And Safety Provisions

May
23

On May 17, 2023, amendments to occupational health and safety provisions of The Saskatchewan Employment Act came into force.

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Saskatchewan WCB Releases 2022 Injury Stats

Apr
13

Forty-nine per cent of covered industries in the province saw a lower total injury rate in 2022 than 2021.

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Mental Health Awareness Vital for Workplace Safety in Construction

Mar
28

When it comes to workplace safety, physical health and eliminating visible hazards immediately come to mind. But mental health and substance use issues are growing concerns that affect those working in construction. The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) is holding an event in Yorkton on Thursday, March 30 to raise awareness for how mental wellness factors into worksite safety.

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Notice of 2023 Annual General Meeting

Mar
14

The SCSA 2023 Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 30 at the Gallagher Centre in Yorkton, SK beginning at 11 a.m.

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Second strategy to continue reducing workplace fatalities and serious injuries

Mar
13

WorkSafe Saskatchewan's new five-year strategy focuses on two key streams of work that will be undertaken to reduce injuries and fatalities – a regulatory and enforcement stream, and a prevention and learning stream.

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Construction Company Fined For Workplace Injury

Mar
6

On February 22, 2023, Neu-Build Construction Inc. pleaded guilty in Swift Current Provincial Court regarding one violation of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996. 

The charge stemmed from a workplace incident that occurred on October 30, 2020, near Maple Creek. A worker suffered serious injuries as a result of being electrocuted while stabilizing trusses.

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Company Fined $126,000 For Serious Worker Injury

Dec
21

On December 8, 2022, King Stud Contracting Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court regarding one violation of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996. The charge stemmed from an incident that occurred on February 19, 2021 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. A worker suffered serious injuries when they fell from a work platform.

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New COR Standard and Harmonized Audit Tool

Dec
20

The national COR® accreditation standard has recently been updated by the Canadian Federation of Canadian Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA). In response to the updated standard, a new harmonized audit tool has been designed and will be used for all Saskatchewan COR® audits effective January 1, 2023.

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Workers’ Compensation Act Committee of Review Legislative Recommendations

Nov
22

The final report from the Workers' Compensation Act Committee of Review is now available. The committee made 34 recommendations based on consultations held in 2021-22.

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Safety Awards Recognize Local Construction Leaders

Nov
15

The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) has announced the winners of the 2022 Constructing Safety Leadership Awards. 

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Legislation Introduced That Helps Make Workplaces Safer

Nov
4

The Government of Saskatchewan introduced amendments to The Saskatchewan Employment Act that will help improve health and safety and better meet the needs of modern workplaces in the province.

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WCB announces 2023 preliminary average premium rate

Oct
31

Board proposes average premium rate at $1.28

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Construction Community Gathers to Redefine Tough and Address Mental Health

Oct
27

The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) and the provincial network of construction associations are coming together for a lunch event on Wednesday, November 2 in Prince Albert to talk about mental health and encourage all members of the construction community to add their voices to the conversation. 

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News Release: Two Companies Fined For OHS Violations Leading To Worker Injuries

Sep
26

Two companies were found guilty in separate workplace incidents to violations under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

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Safety Culture Survey Helps Companies Improve Health & Safety

Sep
1
Over 500 Saskatchewan construction companies have participated in the SCSA’s Safety Culture Survey in the past last year. The semi-annual survey helps organizations assess and improve their health & safety performance using a short questionnaire. Members are encouraged to take part in the survey September 19-30. Sign up
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Survey on Safe Manual Material Handling

Aug
23

Members are invited to participate in an online survey that aims to identify Manual Material Handling (MMH) implementation barriers and facilitators. This questionnaire is part of the research study being conducted by the researchers at the University of New Brunswick. It should take approximately 15-20 mins to complete the survey.

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Safety Bulletin: Protection of Potable Water Systems

Jul
26

Bulletin issued by the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan for safety purposes related to the installation of cross connection control and backflow protection devices in accordance with the National Plumbing Code of Canada.

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2022 WorkSafe Health and Safety Leadership Charter Event

Jun
3

Registration is open until June 10 for the 2022 WorkSafe Health and Safety Leadership Charter Event. Each year, signatories participate in a health and safety leadership learning community that shares information and best practices. The event takes place June 15 at the Queensbury Convention Centre in Regina.

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Innovation Challenge Winner Presents Vergo

Apr
28

A Workplace Safety Technology Solution

Vergo is a software product that aims to prevent injuries in the workplace. Vergo integrates with existing worksite cameras to automatically perform ergonomic risk evaluations from the images. These risk assessments can help workers identify behaviours that lead to injury. With the technology, employers and employees can create safer work environments and prevent injuries. 

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News Release: WCB releases 2021 operating results

Apr
26

WCB releases 2021 operating results

Saskatchewan’s workers’ compensation system remains fully funded

  • The WCB remains fully funded at 107.6 per cent
  • Workplace Total injury rate increases to 4.56 per 100 workers
  • Time Loss (Time Loss + Fatality) injury rate increases to 2.03 per 100 worker
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Build a Resilient Future with the SCSA

Apr
21

The SCSA presents the Constructing Safety Leadership Conference on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, beginning at 8 a.m. The conference will be streamed out to the SCSA's website and social media pages, so attendees can watch from their preferred social media accounts.

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News Release: Take Precautions Against Hantavirus During Spring Cleanup

Apr
7

Saskatchewan residents are being reminded to take precautions against hantavirus as they start spring cleanup of enclosed buildings or vehicles.

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SCSA Invites Members to Complete Safety Culture Survey

Mar
22

SCSA members are once again invited to complete a short 6-minute Organizational Performance Metric (OPM) safety survey. The OPM survey is an evidence-based questionnaire used to help organizations assess and improve their health and safety performance. 

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News Release: Serious Worker Injury Leads to $70,000 Fine for Company

Mar
21

On March 9, 2022, Ryderz Contracting Inc. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one violation of occupational health and safety regulations.

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Notice of 2022 Annual General Meeting

Feb
25

The SCSA 2022 Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 24 at AGT Lounge of Mosaic Stadium in Regina, 12 p.m.

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News Release: Workplace Injury Results in $28,000 Fine for Company

Feb
22

The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety announced that a Saskatchewan company pleaded guilty to one charge under occupational health and safety legislation in North Battleford Provincial Court on February 14, 2022. 

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WCB extending COVID-19 cost relief for employers with accepted COVID-19 claims

Jan
27

As the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to spread in the province, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is further extending cost relief to June 30, 2022 for employers to cover costs for accepted work-related COVID-19 claims.

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Workplace Injury Leads to $19,600 Fine for Regina Company

Jan
4

The company was charged with contravening subsection 137(1) of the regulations (being an employer or contractor, fail to provide an effective safeguard where a worker may contact a dangerous moving part of a machine, resulting in the serious injury of a worker).

The charge stemmed from a workplace incident that occurred on January 20, 2020. A worker was injured while using a table saw.

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WCB’s 2020-21 COVID-19 cost relief to conclude at year end

Dec
14

The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) provided COVID-19 cost relief for employers with accepted COVID-19 claims in 2020 and 2021. This cost relief will conclude for accepted COVID-19 workplace injuries that occur on or after Jan. 1, 2022. Accepted COVID-19 workplace injuries that occur on or prior to Dec. 31, 2021 will still be eligible for cost relief, which means the WCB will cover claim costs.

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WCB announces 2022 preliminary average premium rates

Dec
7

2022 rate marks the first increase to the average premium rate in 18 years

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SCSA Launches Updated Effective Claims Management Training

Dec
1

The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) would like to announce that the association will be offering an updated claims management course titled "Effective Claims Management Training." The updated course was developed by the SCSA in collaboration with the Safety Association of Saskatchewan Manufacturers (SASM), Service Hospitality and the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board.  The new course is an effort to improve the quality of training in response to safety and business need,

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Press Release: Abco Elevator receives SCSA Safety Leadership Award

Nov
22

Abco Elevator is honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the 2021 Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association “Corporate Leadership in Safety Award”. Response from Abco Elevator and CEO Lonnie Mackenzie.

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SCSA Announces Annual 2021 Safety Award Winners

Nov
22

REGINA- Each year, the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) acknowledges individuals, companies, and committees throughout Saskatchewan for efforts made to promote the SCSA's mission and vision.  For the first time in SCSA history, our independent panel of judges declared a tie in our Corporate Leadership in Safety award. 

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WCB announces 2022 preliminary average premium rate

Oct
14

Regina, Sask., Oct. 13, 2021 – Today, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) announced the 2022 preliminary average employer premium rate at $1.23 per hundred dollars of payroll, compared to the 2021 rate of $1.17. The announcement was made Oct. 13 at the WCB’s annual preliminary rate information meeting with Saskatchewan employers, workers and stakeholders.

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Vaccine Policies and Employers Rights

Oct
5

There have been several questions about what SCSA members can do to implement vaccine policies.  the Government of Saskatchewan has introduced new regulations to provide employers with the ability to choose to require evidence of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result from employees before they enter the workplace.

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Vaccine Mandates & Employers Rights FREE webinar

Sep
30

Now that the Government of Saskatchewan is recommending vaccine mandate policies for employers, there have been lots of questions around employment law, rights, and responsibilities.  Your construction network and partners have teamed up to host a free webinar with experts to shed some light on this issue.  There will be an opportunity for open Q & A with our panellists.


Monday, October 4, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Innovation Challenge 2021 Winner: Identifying Hazards and Reducing Injuries in the Construction Industry

Sep
29

Innovation Saskatchewan, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association, launched this year's Innovation Challenge June 25, 2021. This year's Challenge aims to address government's priority of creating healthy, safe, and productive workplaces in the construction industry.

This Innovation Challenge asked technology startups, entrepreneurs, researchers, and/or students to find technology solutions to the following question: "How can technology be used by the construction industry to identify hazards and reduce injuries?" 

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Amendments to First Aid Requirements

Sep
23

The Government of Saskatchewan has provided frequently asked questions about amendments to The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020

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INSPECTION NOTICE 3M™DBI-SALA® Delta™ Vest-Style Harness - CANADA CSA VERSIONS ONLY

Aug
25

3M Fall Protection has identified a potential manufacturing issue with a limited number of the DBI-SALA® Delta™ Vest-Style Harness on harnesses produced between November 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021 that were assembled with the webbing improperly routed through the dorsal D-ring.

This manufacturing issue will result in the harness not performing properly in the event of a fall, which could result in severe injury or death. Due to this, we are sending out an inspection notice so this issue can be detected by inspecting the harness.

For the full notice and instructions on proper inspection please view the full pdf information sheet.

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Keeping Safety Top-of-Mind as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

Jul
8

REGINA - Saskatchewan will be lifting all of its public health orders on Sunday July 11, 2021, but COVID-19 will still be on the minds of health officials for months into the future.

Premier Scott Moe warned residents that the end of restrictions does not mean the end of COVID-19. There is no 'mission accomplished' banner that is hanging behind me," said Moe. "And that's because, although the restrictions are coming to an end, COVID is not … This fight against COVID does need to continue, but it will shift into a new and somewhat different phase."

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Press Release: The SCSA and Saskatchewan WCB Funding Agreement Commits Organizations to the Highest Standards of Workplace Safety and Governance Excellence

Jun
28

New Funding Agreement strengthens collaboration between SCSA and Saskatchewan WCB (WCB) on Injury Prevention

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Innovation Challenge 2021: Identifying Hazards and Reducing Injuries in the Construction Industry

Jun
28

Innovation Saskatchewan, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association, is launching the latest Innovation Challenge.  This year's Challenge aims to address government's priority of creating healthy, safe and productive workplaces in the construction industry.

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Sask WCB: Asbestos exposure remains leading cause of work-related deaths in Sask.

Jun
22

WorkSafe Saskatchewan urges contractors, homeowners to test for asbestos before beginning renovation/construction projects

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The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) says Don’t Fall Short on Safety

Jun
15

The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) says Don’t Fall Short on Safety

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News: Saskatchewan WCB Compensation Institute Announcement

May
10

SCSA Members may be interested in attending Saskatchewan WCB's Compensation Institute.  Topics cover workplace health and safety, mental health and leadership issues

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WCB releases 2020 operating results

May
3

News Release: WCB releases 2020 operating results

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WorkSafe Saskatchewan launches online psychological resource centre for Saskatchewan employers and workers

Apr
14

Regina, Sask., April 14, 2021 – In the past five years, psychological health claims have been on the rise across the province. To address these issues, WorkSafe Saskatchewan (the partnership between the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety) has launched a comprehensive online psychological health and safety resource centre. The centre provides employers and workers with resources to help develop psychologically healthy and safe workplaces

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Regina & District Chamber of Commerce  Responds to Provincial Budget

Apr
6

SCSA members may wish to note that the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce responded to the budget by indicating that the budget really reflected the government’s election commitments like the Home Renovation Tax Credit...

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CCA welcomes its 2021-22 board of directors with Ray Bassett at the helm as chair

Mar
12

CCA welcomes its 2021-22 board of directors with Ray Bassett at the helm as chair

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Media Release - Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Applauds Business Focus on Indigenous Engagement

Jan
13

The SCSA appreciates the leadership demonstrated by members on this initiative.  Full news release below.

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Regina Company Fined $14,000 for Violating OHS Regulations

Dec
21

On October 14, 2020, Josh Senger Construction Inc. pleaded guilty in Carlyle Provincial Court to violating one count under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHS), 1996.

The Regina company was fined for contravening clause 12(c) of the OHS regulations (being an employer, fail to provide any information, instruction, training and supervision that is necessary to protect the health and safety of workers at work, resulting in the serious injury to a worker).

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MEDIA RELEASE SASK WCB: WCB holds 2021 average premium rate at 2020 rate

Dec
8

Increases in premium rates will be held to assist employers in economic recovery

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WorkSafe Saskatchewan hosts virtual psychological health and safety learning event

Nov
26

Regina, Sask., Nov. 26, 2020 – Mental health injuries continue to rise across the province and country. In response, WorkSafe Saskatchewan is hosting its third one-day psychological health and safety in the workplace learning event that was offered free to the public. Attendees include Saskatchewan employers, human resource professionals and mental health experts who are interested in psychological health and safety in the workplace

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WorkSafe Saskatchewan offers tips for homeowners and contractors to avoid asbestos exposure.

Nov
19

In the following news release,  WorkSafe Saskatchewan offers tips for homeowners and contractors to avoid asbestos exposure.  The SCSA encourages all homeowners to hire qualified contractors for work where Asbestos exposure is possible.

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Two employers pleaded guilty to charges in separate violations under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996.

Nov
18

Two employers pleaded guilty to charges in separate violations under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996.

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The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) today announced The Regina Bypass Partners team is the recipient of the association’s Inaugural President’s Award

Nov
2

REGINA – The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) today announced The Regina Bypass Partners team is the recipient of the association’s Inaugural President’s Award for Outstanding Safety Leadership.

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Government of Saskatchewan: Mining Company Fined $150,000 For Workplace Injury

Sep
28

Please note that companies which have a serious workplace injury can face significant fines and penalities.  

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Continuing Education Launch

Sep
11

Featuring Monica Kreuger (Chair, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors), Dr. Larry Rosia (President & CEO, Saskatchewan Polytechnic), Honourable Tina Beaudry-Mellor (Minister, Advanced Education), Collin Pullar (President, Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association) & Paul Carter (Dean, School of Continuing Education, Saskatchewan Polytechnic).

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Media Release: 2020 ABEX Awards Recipients Announcement

Sep
10

Congrats to Deveraux Group of Companies.  

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News Release from Sask WCB

Sep
10

Please see the following news release from Saskatchewan WCB.  The SCSA encourages companies and individuals to use qualifed contractors on any testing and asbestos abatement work.

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INSPECTION NOTICE 3M™ PROTECTA® Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines (ANSI Versions)

Aug
31

3M™ PROTECTA® Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines (ANSI Versions) 3M™ Fall Protection has identified a potential manufacturing issue with a limited number of 3M™ Protecta® Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines (with galvanized or stainless-steel lifelines) produced between October 14, 2019 and February 25, 2020. There have been no reports of injuries or accidents associated with this issue. This manufacturing issue could result in the SRL not engaging properly but can be easily detected through the pre-use inspection as specified in the Protecta® Rebel Instruction for Use (IFU) document. Impacted Part Numbers can be found at www.ProtectaRebelInspect.com

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WCB shares financial results during AGM

Jun
24

Sask. workplace injury rate drops from second highest in Canada to fourth among provinces

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SCSA To Host Asbestos Awareness Panel for the Construction Industry

May
21

Many homes and buildings in Saskatchewan were built before 1990, so they might contain asbestos. This means contractors and homeowners planning renovations could be putting themselves at risk of asbestos exposure, if they don’t take the proper steps before starting a construction project.

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SCSA Moves Training Records For Students Online

May
19

Studies by McKinsey and Company show that the construction industry would realize productivity benefits from increased digitization and improved access to business intelligence. To address the need for better information and a desire to execute tasks at on-site, the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association is launching a service to make it's training database available to students and employers through an online tool.

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YXE NAOSH & MENTAL HEALTH WEEK VIRTUAL CELEBRATION.

May
6

This week is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. This week also stands as Canadian Mental Health Week. As many across our country and the continent celebrate these events, the Saskatoon Regional Safety Committee has organized a special event for us to celebrate at home on Thursday, May 7 from 12pm -1:30pm.

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Webinar: The effectiveness of OHS management systems: Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?

May
6

The effectiveness of OHS management systems: Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?

Lessons from an investigation of the BC Construction Safety Alliance COR™ audit

Webinar | May 19, 2020 | 11 am – 12:30 pm PDT

Presented by Chris McLeod, Co-Director, Partnership for Work, Health and Safety

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Upcoming Webinar: Residential Fall Protection

May
5

When: May 12, 2020 9:00 AM Saskatchewan 

Where: https://zoom.us/j/98153798690

What: Residential Fall Protection. This webinar is hosted by the SCSA, the Regina and Region Home Builders' Association, Saskatoon & Region Home Builders' Association and Certified Professional Homebuilders.

Why it is Important: Falls cause a large number of injuries in the construction industry.  About half those injuries were time loss injuries with a total  injury cost  into the tens of millions of dollars. Many of these residential construction injuries are preventable.  This webinar will talk about fall protection in the residential construction sector and share specific strategies and tactics for reducing injuries from falls.

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Congrats to Northern Mat and Bridge on 2020 Safe Employer Award

May
4

Today Worksafe Saskatchewan announced that Northern Mat and Bridge Limited Partnership was named the Safe Employer of the Year. Congratulations to Northern Mat and Bridge Limited Partnership, an SCSA COR-registered company.

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Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), May 4th -10th.

May
4

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Mental Health Week is taking place this week, May 4th -10th.  Every May, people in Canadian communities, schools, workplaces and legislatures rally around CMHA Mental Health Week. First marked by CMHA in 1951, 2020 marks the 69th annual Mental Health Week. Mental Health Week helps to shift societal beliefs and perceptions about mental health. It helps promote behaviors and attitudes that foster well-being, support good mental health and create a culture of understanding and acceptance.

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SCSA Update on Programs, Training and Advisory Services

Apr
29

As situation with the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the SCSA has been adjusting services and re-opening some services that have been withhdawn.  If members require additional assistance or have questions about services please contact scsainfo@scsaonline.ca.

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COVID 19 Safety Protocols for Saskatchewan

Apr
16

The SCSA along with Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations, WorkSafe Saskatchewan, Merit Contractors Association Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Construction Association and Regina & Region Home Builders' Association, and The Saskatoon & Region Home Builders' Association have published COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Saskatchewan.

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SCSA - OHC Level One Online Instructor-Led Training Now Taking Registrations

Apr
13

In response to industry requests and to make this training available during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Association is offering online instructor-led training in Occupational Health Commitee Level One on April 16, 2020.

Date – Thursday April 16

Start – 9:00 a.m.

Finish- 2:30 p.m.

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Media Release: Provincial Chamber Welcomes ‘New Tools for the Recovery Toolkit’

Apr
9

Regina, SK: The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce (SCC) applauds the Government of Saskatchewan’s announcement of a new support program that will assist businesses with their fixed cost obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Update from from ISNetworld regarding Saskatchewan COR/SECOR

Apr
2

With COVID-19 impacting the certification capabilities for ISNetworld customers, ISNetwork is granting extensions from March 31st to June 30th for Saskatchewan COR/SECOR/LOI holders until operations have resumed as normal.

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SCSA Members are Invited to an Ask the Advisor Webinar

Apr
1

The Ask an Advisor webinar will give SCSA members the chance to talk to SCSA Advisory Services and Programs Services about questions on safety or SCSA programs.  

On April 2, 2020 at 9:00 - 10:00 AM

This webinar will also be streamed to Facebook Live.  A recording will be posted to SCSA Social Media after the event for those who cannot attend.  

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Hand Sanitizer Available for Members

Mar
30

Merit Contractors Association of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association have learned of the recent shortage of hand sanitizer and cleaning products  members are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to keep work sites and offices clean and safe during this time to ensure that essential construction can continue,  this partnership has located supplies of hand santizer for member companies.

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Sask. WCB offers relief measures for employers

Mar
30

Regina, Sask., March 30, 2020 – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is introducing additional relief measures for employers who are unable to pay their WCB premium payments. Effective April 1 until June 30, 2020, the WCB will waive penalties and interest charges for late premium payments.

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Upcoming Webinar: Worksite safety & COVID 19 for Residential Construction 

Mar
30

This webinar will aid member firms in ensuring worksites are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This webinar is hosted by the SCSA, the Regina and Region Home Builders' Association and Saskatoon and Region Home Builders' Association.

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Virtual Safety Meeting March 31, 2020

Mar
30

Construction has been identified as one of the allowable industries that can continue working during the COVID-19 pandemic. As you continue to work on your job sites, we want to ensure you have the knowledge and a solid understanding of what is required to work safely. A collaborative group from your industry is coming together on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 to share best practices to follow as we work through the pandemic. Please join us for this important information session

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Residential Construction Considered an Allowable Business by Saskatchewan Government

Mar
26

The Saskatchewan Government announced the ‘Allowable Business to be Open’ list through the COVID-19 pandemic. This list included residential construction.

While the list of Allowable Business will be reviewed daily by the Provincial Government and can expand or contract  as the situation evolves, it is now upon the industry to ensure worksites maintain effective safety practices, and that the 2 meter physical distancing is effectively occurring

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2020 Final Annual Report Now Available

Mar
25

The SCSA Annual General Meeting was held on March 19, 2020 and the SCSA Annual Report was approved.

Printed copies of the SCSA Annual Report are now available by mail.  Please contact edp@scsaonline.ca to request a copy.

 

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Construction Specific COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources Now Available

Mar
23

The SCSA has posted a number of construction specific resources to our COVID-19 Coronavirus page

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A Call to the Construction Industry for N95 Masks

Mar
23

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has expressed a desire to plan ahead for Saskatchewan’s battle with COVID-19.  To improve the available supply of “N95” masks to assist with the treatment of COVID-19 patients, construction companies are being asked to help augment the supply of these masks.  The SCSA knows how important it is for members to support front line healthcare workers.

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EAP or SAP to ensure safety?

Mar
23

EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) have traditionally been seen as the “go-to”, “one-stop” resource when it comes to workplace health. However; when it comes to workplace safety, and reducing risks of unproductivity, injury, fatality, and liability, there is a growing recognition that (SAP) Substance Abuse Professional processes may provide greater value.

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COVID-19 Update March 19, 2020

Mar
19

Like all organizations in this rapidly evolving environment, the SCSA is planning, adapting, and implementing measures daily.  At this time, the SCSA will not be closing operations and is taking the following measures to limit the spread of COVID-19:

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2020 SCSA Board of Directors Welcomes John Desjarlais

Mar
19

The SCSA is pleased to announce that John Desjarlais, the General Manager of Great Plains Contracting has been elected to the Board of Directors at the 2020 SCSA Annual General Meeting.

 

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources

Mar
18

Please note a number of resources have been posted on our new Coronavirus COVID-19 Resource page.

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Regional Safety Committee Meetings Cancelled

Mar
17

Given the current environment and rapidly evolving circumstances relating to COVID-19, The SCSA Board of Directors has decided to cancel all upcoming Regional Safety Committee meetings. These meetings will resume at a later date.

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March 16, 2019 COVID 19 Update

Mar
16

Like all organizations in this rapidly evolving environment, the SCSA is planning, adapting, and implementing measures daily.  At this time, the SCSA will not be closing operations and is taking the folllowing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19:

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