SCSA LAUNCHES #SLOWDOWN IN THE #ORANGEZONE CAMPAIGN THAT HAS SCSA PRESIDENT, COLLIN PULLAR, SINGING
Collin Pullar and Jamie Nye of Rawlco Radio's Green Zone teamed up to create a series of public service announcements that will run throughout the summer to remind drivers to #slowdown in the #orangezone during the road construction season. “These workers are our friends, neighbours, and family members – it’s important that we do our part to get them home safe,” says Collin. “Through awareness and education, we can prevent many incidents and close calls in our work zones and help create the safest construction environment in Canada.” Check out the SCSA YouTube channel to hear Collin sing and to learn how to make a simple game of Eye Spy last a very long time. YOUTUBE
ALL HANDS IN REACHES THOUSANDS
Through in-person tool box talks, safety meetings and hand safety demonstrations SCSA Advisors distributed hundreds of cut resistant, co-branded gloves. Other campaign elements - which included a broadcast marketing campaign; a concentrated social media campaign which included regular Twitter and Facebook posts; and some print marketing - expanded the audience reach and engagement to the thousands. The target market of the All Hands In hand protection initiative was business owners; health and safety practitioners; and employees or workers. READ MORE
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY MADE AVAILABLE IN SASKATCHEWAN
“In the construction industry hazard recognition and control usually refers to assessing the risks on a job site,” says SCSA President, Collin Pullar, “but business owners and leaders in the industry need to understand that mental health is a safety issue too and it is probably bigger than they realize.” The topic of mental health, and suicide in particular, has been the focus of articles, panel discussions and media across the country since the statistic was released in 2018 that suicide rates in the industry are three times the national average.  READ MORE
OHS COMPLIANCE BRIEFING:
WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
What Exactly Does Workplace Violence Mean?

Everybody knows that OHS laws require employers to prevent workplace violence. But what’s far less clear is what exactly “workplace violence” means. In fact, the term doesn’t mean exactly the same thing in each jurisdiction. The three variables: what counts as “violence”; whether prevention duties cover worker-on-worker violence; and what a "workplace" is. READ MORE
THE CANADA-SASKATCHEWAN JOB GRANT IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant helps employers train new or existing employees for jobs that need to be filled. This flexible program is designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions. Having the right skills helps employees excel and succeed in today’s fast-paced labour market. READ MORE
AUGUST TOOL BOX TALK: FALL PROTECTION
Companies need to have a fall protection system when workers are working at a height of three meters (ten feet) or more or if there is a possibility of injury if a worker can fall at any height. Companies are mandated to have a fall protection plan in place as per section 116.1 of the Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. View the August Tool Box Talk: Fall Protection . Additional Tool Box Talk topics HERE . For more in-depth knowledge, register for the Fall Protection course.
The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) is an industry-funded, membership-based, non-profit organization that provides cost-effective, accessible safety training advice to nearly 10,000 employers and their employees in the construction industry throughout Saskatchewan to reduce the human and financial losses associated with injuries. The SCSA’s mission is constructing safety leadership.