1972: Saskatchewan leads
In passing its own Occupational Health and Safety Act, Saskatchewan institutes the concept of internal responsibility system by making health and safety a joint responsibility of employer and employees and requiring the establishment of joint health and safety committees. It enshrines three fundamental rights of workers:
- the right to know about the hazards in the workplace;
- the right to participate in health and safety disucssions at work; and
- the right to refuse unsafe work.
Mike Calow (Public Service)
Mike Henselmann (Crowns)
Lorna Hamilton - Chairperson (Health)
Jon Burke (Education)
Bonita Young (Community Services)
Patty Weber (Retail Regulatory)
Cynthia Roney (LTD)
Laena Buller (Human Rights/Equity)
Pat Sander (Provincial Council Representative)
kdiebel [at] sgeu [dot] org (Kelly Diebel) - Staff Advisor
How to deal with an Occupational Health and Safety (OH & S) concern.
- Step 1: Immediately inform your supervisor/person in charge (if the problem is not resolved go to Step 2).
- Step 2: Contact your OH&S committee member. (If the problem is not resolved go to Step 3).
- Step 3: Work with the OH&S committee to resolve the concern. (If the problem is not resolved go to Step 4).
- Step 4: Contact the Ministry of Labour Relations and Safety @ 1.800.567.7233, or email workersadvocate [at] gov [dot] sk [dot] ca or visit http://www.lrws.gov.sk.ca
Shift Worker Committee