SAFETY CONSTRUCTION ORIENTATION TRAINING (SCOT®)
Developed in Saskatchewan for the Saskatchewan construction industry, SCOT® is the only safety construction orientation training that references Saskatchewan OHS legislation.

The program is an interactive, online training course composed of 13 modules, each focused on a different fundamental aspect of worksite safety. SCOT is convenient, easy-to-use and readily accessible online. READ MORE

COLLIN PULLAR ON TALL WALKING: A MESSAGE FOR LEADERS
Mention Saskatchewan outside the province and it is often the butt of jokes about its topography (you can watch your dog run away for days), despite the landscape being varied. Cold winters, farming and the Riders are also quick to come to mind in association with the province; however, when the conversation turns its people, words like “gritty”, “resourceful”, “passionate”, “innovative”, and “self-sacrificing” are common. Saskatchewanians don’t just proudly walk tall, the people of Saskatchewan demonstrate that they can “tall walk” through character. Coincidentally, these characteristics are also what differentiates exceptional leaders from good leaders. READ MORE
WE ARE LISTENING
As 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 residential, commercial and industrial construction industry throughout Saskatchewan to reduce the human and financial losses associated with injuries, the SCSA’s mission is constructing safety leadership. The Board of Directors wants to hear member companies' thoughts and ideas on how to best achieve the SCSA's mission and vision - to create the safest construction environment in Canada. President, Collin Pullar explains in this SHORT VIDEO.
OHS COMPLIANCE CHEAT SHEET: WORK REFUSALS
Refusing to perform assigned work is normally an act of insubordination for which a worker can be disciplined. But OHS laws create a special exemption that allows workers to refuse unreasonably dangerous work to protect their own or another person’s safety. Disciplining workers for exercising their refusal rights is a form of reprisal or “discrimination” banned by the law. And the dangerous conditions that prompt the refusal may potentially be serious OHS violations that must be addressed immediately. On the other hand, work refusals can be highly disruptive and are supposed to be used only as a last resort. That’s why refusal rights are subject to strict limitations affecting both the nature of the worker’s safety concern and the process of initiating the refusal. If the limitations aren’t met, the refusal is invalid and the worker may be disciplined for continuing to engage in it. While it may sound simple, responding to a work refusal and assessing its validity is hard to do, especially in the heat and tension of the moment. Following are some things to consider: READ MORE
OCTOBER TOOL BOX TALK: WORK REFUSAL
At times, an employee may be called on to do a job that they believe is unduly dangerous. In this situation, the employee has the right to refuse the work in the interest of health and safety. Following are some things to keep in mind when exercising the right of refusal (adapted from the September 2019 OHS Insider) October Tool Box Talk: Work Refusal . Additional Tool Box Talk topics HERE . For more in-depth knowledge on this topic, register for the Leadership for Safety Excellence course or the Occupational Health Committee (OHC) Training Level I 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.