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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 and Deans?

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.


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