Workplace Safety

Every working group on campus is somewhat unique. From research to administrative to technical services, every group has a responsibility to maintain health and safety standards. Safety Resources is here to help support campus members to work safely.

At the University of Saskatchewan, we adhere to the conditions set forth in the following documents for guiding principles regarding worker health and safety:

Requirements

For all workplaces, the following is required by provincial regulations:

 

Safety in your workplace is the responsibility of yourself, your coworkers, and your supervisor(s). Supervisors are responsible for upholding health and safety standards in their workplace. Supervisors are required to identify hazards in their work environment, and take steps to ensure the safety of their employees. Known issues should be addressed and resolved internally in a timely manner.

 

Due Diligence

Documentation is an important part of safety culture, to both ensure due diligence and to also provide evidence of risk management.

Supervisors are required to outline specific safety guidelines for their employees or students, and ensure that these guidelines are adhered to.

To help with this, we have created some simple documents for supervisors to use to help develop their own safety management system.

Feel free to download these templates and use them in your working group.

If you have questions or are looking for custom resources (orientation checklists; training logs; etc.), contact our Safety Management System team.