SCSA Offers New Ground Disturbance for Construction Course
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.
SCSA Selects AuditSoft for COR Auditing
AuditSoft's solutions will streamline the SCSA's COR® auditing process from end to end and benefit all key stakeholders involved in COR® audits.
Performance Audit of Saskatchewan WCB – Monitoring Safety Associations’ Use of Funding
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
WCB Shares 2022 Results
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.
Serious Workplace Injury Results In $56,000 For Electrician Company
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.
Construction Company Fined $30,000 for Serious Worker Injury
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.
Province Passes Amendments To Occupational Health And Safety Provisions
On May 17, 2023, amendments to occupational health and safety provisions of The Saskatchewan Employment Act came into force.
Saskatchewan WCB Releases 2022 Injury Stats
Forty-nine per cent of covered industries in the province saw a lower total injury rate in 2022 than 2021.
Mental Health Awareness Vital for Workplace Safety in Construction
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.
Notice of 2023 Annual General Meeting
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.
Second strategy to continue reducing workplace fatalities and serious injuries
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.
Construction Company Fined For Workplace Injury
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.
Company Fined $126,000 For Serious Worker Injury
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.
New COR Standard and Harmonized Audit Tool
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.
Workers’ Compensation Act Committee of Review Legislative Recommendations
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.
Safety Awards Recognize Local Construction Leaders
The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) has announced the winners of the 2022 Constructing Safety Leadership Awards.
Legislation Introduced That Helps Make Workplaces Safer
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.
WCB announces 2023 preliminary average premium rate
Board proposes average premium rate at $1.28
Construction Community Gathers to Redefine Tough and Address Mental Health
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.
News Release: Two Companies Fined For OHS Violations Leading To Worker Injuries
Two companies were found guilty in separate workplace incidents to violations under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
Safety Culture Survey Helps Companies Improve Health & Safety
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
Survey on Safe Manual Material Handling
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.
Safety Bulletin: Protection of Potable Water Systems
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.
2022 WorkSafe Health and Safety Leadership Charter Event
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.
Innovation Challenge Winner Presents Vergo
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.
News Release: WCB releases 2021 operating results
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
Build a Resilient Future with the SCSA
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.
News Release: Take Precautions Against Hantavirus During Spring Cleanup
Saskatchewan residents are being reminded to take precautions against hantavirus as they start spring cleanup of enclosed buildings or vehicles.
SCSA Invites Members to Complete Safety Culture Survey
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.
News Release: Serious Worker Injury Leads to $70,000 Fine for Company
On March 9, 2022, Ryderz Contracting Inc. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one violation of occupational health and safety regulations.
Notice of 2022 Annual General Meeting
The SCSA 2022 Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 24 at AGT Lounge of Mosaic Stadium in Regina, 12 p.m.
News Release: Workplace Injury Results in $28,000 Fine for Company
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.
WCB extending COVID-19 cost relief for employers with accepted COVID-19 claims
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.
Workplace Injury Leads to $19,600 Fine for Regina Company
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.
WCB’s 2020-21 COVID-19 cost relief to conclude at year end
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.
WCB announces 2022 preliminary average premium rates
2022 rate marks the first increase to the average premium rate in 18 years
SCSA Launches Updated Effective Claims Management Training
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,
Press Release: Abco Elevator receives SCSA Safety Leadership Award
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.
SCSA Announces Annual 2021 Safety Award Winners
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.
WCB announces 2022 preliminary average premium rate
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.
Vaccine Policies and Employers Rights
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.
Vaccine Mandates & Employers Rights FREE webinar
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
Innovation Challenge 2021 Winner: Identifying Hazards and Reducing Injuries in the Construction Industry
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?"
Amendments to First Aid Requirements
The Government of Saskatchewan has provided frequently asked questions about amendments to The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020
INSPECTION NOTICE 3M™DBI-SALA® Delta™ Vest-Style Harness - CANADA CSA VERSIONS ONLY
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.
Keeping Safety Top-of-Mind as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease
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."
Press Release: The SCSA and Saskatchewan WCB Funding Agreement Commits Organizations to the Highest Standards of Workplace Safety and Governance Excellence
New Funding Agreement strengthens collaboration between SCSA and Saskatchewan WCB (WCB) on Injury Prevention
Innovation Challenge 2021: Identifying Hazards and Reducing Injuries in the Construction Industry
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.
Sask WCB: Asbestos exposure remains leading cause of work-related deaths in Sask.
WorkSafe Saskatchewan urges contractors, homeowners to test for asbestos before beginning renovation/construction projects
The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) says Don’t Fall Short on Safety
The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) says Don’t Fall Short on Safety
News: Saskatchewan WCB Compensation Institute Announcement
SCSA Members may be interested in attending Saskatchewan WCB's Compensation Institute. Topics cover workplace health and safety, mental health and leadership issues
WCB releases 2020 operating results
News Release: WCB releases 2020 operating results
WorkSafe Saskatchewan launches online psychological resource centre for Saskatchewan employers and workers
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
Regina & District Chamber of Commerce Responds to Provincial Budget
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...
CCA welcomes its 2021-22 board of directors with Ray Bassett at the helm as chair
CCA welcomes its 2021-22 board of directors with Ray Bassett at the helm as chair
Media Release - Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Applauds Business Focus on Indigenous Engagement
The SCSA appreciates the leadership demonstrated by members on this initiative. Full news release below.
Regina Company Fined $14,000 for Violating OHS Regulations
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).
MEDIA RELEASE SASK WCB: WCB holds 2021 average premium rate at 2020 rate
Increases in premium rates will be held to assist employers in economic recovery
WorkSafe Saskatchewan hosts virtual psychological health and safety learning event
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
WorkSafe Saskatchewan offers tips for homeowners and contractors to avoid asbestos exposure.
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.
Two employers pleaded guilty to charges in separate violations under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996.
Two employers pleaded guilty to charges in separate violations under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996.
The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) today announced The Regina Bypass Partners team is the recipient of the association’s Inaugural President’s Award
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.
Government of Saskatchewan: Mining Company Fined $150,000 For Workplace Injury
Please note that companies which have a serious workplace injury can face significant fines and penalities.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Continuing Education Launch
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).
Media Release: 2020 ABEX Awards Recipients Announcement
Congrats to Deveraux Group of Companies.
News Release from Sask WCB
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.
INSPECTION NOTICE 3M™ PROTECTA® Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines (ANSI Versions)
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
WCB shares financial results during AGM
Sask. workplace injury rate drops from second highest in Canada to fourth among provinces
SCSA To Host Asbestos Awareness Panel for the Construction Industry
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.
SCSA Moves Training Records For Students Online
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.
YXE NAOSH & MENTAL HEALTH WEEK VIRTUAL CELEBRATION.
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.
Webinar: The effectiveness of OHS management systems: Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?
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
Upcoming Webinar: Residential Fall Protection
When: May 12, 2020 9:00 AM Saskatchewan
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.
Congrats to Northern Mat and Bridge on 2020 Safe Employer Award
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.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), May 4th -10th.
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.
SCSA Update on Programs, Training and Advisory Services
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID 19 Safety Protocols for Saskatchewan
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.
SCSA - OHC Level One Online Instructor-Led Training Now Taking Registrations
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.
Media Release: Provincial Chamber Welcomes ‘New Tools for the Recovery Toolkit’
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.
Update from from ISNetworld regarding Saskatchewan COR/SECOR
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.
SCSA Members are Invited to an Ask the Advisor Webinar
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.
Hand Sanitizer Available for Members
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.
Sask. WCB offers relief measures for employers
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.
Upcoming Webinar: Worksite safety & COVID 19 for Residential Construction
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.
Virtual Safety Meeting March 31, 2020
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
Residential Construction Considered an Allowable Business by Saskatchewan Government
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
2020 Final Annual Report Now Available
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 email@example.com to request a copy.
Construction Specific COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources Now Available
The SCSA has posted a number of construction specific resources to our COVID-19 Coronavirus page
A Call to the Construction Industry for N95 Masks
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.
EAP or SAP to ensure safety?
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.
COVID-19 Update March 19, 2020
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:
2020 SCSA Board of Directors Welcomes John Desjarlais
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.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources
Regional Safety Committee Meetings Cancelled
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.
March 16, 2019 COVID 19 Update
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:
At the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association, safety is top-of-mind in everything that the organization does.
Saskatchewan’s workplace Total injury rate decreases in 2019
Total injury rate decreases by 9 per cent and Time Loss injury rate decreases by 6.5 per cent
- 2019 Total injury rate was 4.95 per 100 workers
- 2019 Time Loss (Time Loss + Fatality) injury rate was 1.86 per 100 workers
- 41 rate codes (84 per cent of rate codes) had a lower Total injury rate than in 2018
- 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers achieved zero injuries
A ‘Hole’ New Approach to Safety
SCSA, SASM Sign MOU for VR Confined Spaces Training
SCSA Annual General Meeting Keynote Speaker - Fred Antunes
Introducing Fed Antunes Keynote speaker at the SCSA Annual General Meeting.
Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Assocation (SCSA) will be held on
Thursday March 19, 2019
AGT LOUNGE, REGINA SK.
11:30am - Registration
12:00pm - Lunch and Keynote Speaker:
Fred Antunes, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
1:00pm - SCSA Annual Report Presentation
2020 Board of Directors Appointments
Constructing Safety Leadership Awards Presentation
Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Financial Statements Are Available Here