Frequently Asked Questions
What are the training requirements for members of the
statutory Occupational Health Committee?
Training requirements for the statutory Occupational
Health Committee are as set out in the Terms of
Reference for this committee:
All members of the Occupational Health Committee are
expected to take the first level training course offered by the Saskatchewan Department of Labour
within the first six months of their appointment to the Committee.
What are the training
requirements for members of the Local Safety Committees?
It is strongly recommended that members of Local
Safety Committees also take the first level of training course offered by the Saskatchewan Department of Labour.
What are the training requirements for Division Heads
Division Heads and Deans are expected
to develop a working knowledge of health and safety legislation and University health and
safety policies, and consider the implications for the work within a college or division.
How does a committee member receive training?
The Occupational Health and Safety Branch offers the
following two courses:
Occupational Health Committees: Level 1
Designed for occupational health committee members, Level 1 reviews The Occupational
Health and Safety Act, 1993, and The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 to
help explain the responsibilities of occupational health committees. It discusses
how a committee can become more effective. This includes hazard identification and
controls, recommendations to use in dealing with concerns and when investigating refusals
to work under Section 23 of the Act.
Occupational Health Committees: Level 2 (Level
1 is a prerequisite)
Helps occupational health committee members and employers to plan effective workplace
inspection and accident investigation programs. It emphasizes planning to identify
and control hazards.
For further information about the courses, course
schedule and how to register, go to Saskatchewan Department of Labour.