Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA)
SCSA e-Newsletter

In this issue . . .
Regional Safety Committee Meetings
Enjoy breakfast or lunch as you discuss safety topics and network with other safety professionals
in the construction industry! RSVP for
the next RSC meeting in your region.
Tool Box Talks
Take the latest
Tool Box Talk to your
next Safety Meeting!
Looking for a Career in Safety?
Find out how you
can earn a safety designation by completing the
National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) or the
Health and Safety Administrator (HSA) program.
Also check our
Careers page for current and future
job opportunities
with the SCSA!

Classroom Courses
Don't delay your professional safety goals any longer! Search our schedule and register for
multiple courses.
Online Courses
Choose from a variety of convenient 
online safety courses
to advance your safety knowledge anywhere, any time, and at your own pace!
Safety Demos
Contact your nearest SCSA office to book a free on-site safety demo presentation at your worksite or event!
 June 7, 2017
Media Release - 2016 OHS Inspections Show Improved Compliance
The Saskatoon and Region Home Builders' Association (SRHBA), the Saskatoon Land Development Branch, WorkSafe Saskatchewan, and the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) are reminding home builders and renovators to cover unguarded openings on worksites and to wear proper personal protective equipment.   Read full media release and watch the CTV News story
SaskPower Pre-Qualifies Contractors Through ISNetworld
If you are a contractor who wants to compete for high-risk work with SaskPower (such as construction), you will want to join ISNetworld and ensure you are Certificate of Recognition (COR®) certified. In the spring of 2017, SaskPower will use an external company, ISNetworld (ISN) to help pre-qualify all contractors who compete on high-risk work, including construction or maintenance projects. Around 70 per cent of the contractors used by SaskPower already subscribe to ISN.  Read More
Train Apprentices & Certify Your Workforce
Two of the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission's (SATCC) main roles are training apprentices and certifying tradespeople. While we encourage employers to hire and train apprentices, we also remind employers that in non-compulsory trades, they can certify their existing tradespeople.  Under both certification avenues though, workplace safety is key. Read More
Member Feedback: Strategic Planning Survey
Last week SCSA members and stakeholders received an electronic survey from Colin McAllister of Perspect Management Consulting. This survey was commissioned to give these groups  an opportunity to influence the path and actions that SCSA will take in the near future and long term. Responses from the survey will be used to inform a strategic planning process that will be taking place in the fall

Reminder: if you haven't already done so, please check your email and complete the survey. Your voice counts in our planning process.
New WHMIS 2015 Transition Timelines for Suppliers
On Friday May 19, 2017, Health Canada announced that they are delaying two of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015 transition timelines. The two new deadline dates affect suppliers who are manufacturers and importers, and suppliers who are distributors and those who import for their own use.
CFCSA: Connected Newsletter (Summer 2017)
The Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) and all provincial and territorial construction safety associations within the CFCSA actively work to promote awareness of construction health and safety, improve information sharing, and collaboratively produce workplace health and safety training standards and information resources.   Read the latest CFCSA: Connected (Summer 2017) newsletter
Steps for Life Walks a Success
Steps for Life walks were held in both Regina and Saskatoon on May 7th to kick off North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week. Between the two cities just under 200 walkers participated, raising almost $30,000.00

Steps for Life is a fun 5km fundraising walk to help support families affected by workplace tragedy. Created in 2004, it raises funds to support  Threads of Life, a national Canadian registered charity dedicated to supporting families along their journey of healing who have suffered from a workplace fatality, life-altering workplace injury or occupational disease.  Read More
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