Saskatchewan looking for input in review of OH&S legislation

Individuals, organizations asked to submit suggestions
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 03/24/2004

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askatchewan is looking for input from individuals and organizations as it reviews its occupational health and safety legislation.

“Effective workplace standards are essential tools in protecting the health and safety of Saskatchewan workers,” Labour Minister Deb Higgins said. “We need to ensure that our legislation keeps up with changes in the workplace.”

A review of the legislation is required every five years. The Occupational Health and Safety Council will conduct the review and provide findings and recommendations to the Minister of Labour in 2005.

“Workplace injuries and illnesses can be prevented,” said Don Grant, chair of the council. “The review of health and safety legislation is an opportunity for workers, employers and government to share ideas on how we can better prevent these all too frequent workplace tragedies.”

Individuals and organizations are invited to provide written submissions to the council by May 15, 2004. More information on the review process is available at www.labour.gov.sk.ca.

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