HANDI-GUIDE to Saskatchewan's Occupational Health and Safety Legislation - 2019 Edition
By: HATSCAN, Don Buchanan
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-8832-0
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 480 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: Softcover Coil/Spiral
Publication Date: 2019-07-29
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $45.00

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HANDI-GUIDE to Saskatchewan's Occupational Health and Safety Legislation - 2019 Edition is a handy up-to-date in-the-field reference to Saskatchewan's workplace health and safety requirements

This handy, in-the-field reference contains the most important OHS legislation in Saskatchewan, plus interpretive commentary to help you meet or exceed OHS regulations, establish best practices, and understand the importance of OHS due diligence.

Durable, light-weight, practical … the Saskatchewan HANDI-GUIDE is perfect at the office or on any work site. It’s a great safety tool for supervisors, workers and safety leaders. It also helps with worker training, and increases worker and supervisor awareness of their responsibilities under workplace safety law.

Throughout, the HANDI-GUIDE provides timely insights and interpretation on the scope and realities of OHS regulations in Saskatchewan.

New for 2019: the HANDI-GUIDE includes new WHMIS regulations (reflecting WHMIS 2015 regulatory content) and the updated Mines Regulations (2019), plus updated commentary in six interpretive chapters, including a new Regulatory Update chapter. It also now includes the entire Saskatchewan Employment Act, updated for 2019. Each chapter includes updated commentary and legislative references, to help you become familiar with the law and effective OHS compliance.

The new Regulatory Update chapter provides the latest information on legislative changes and OHS compliance in Saskatchewan, plus commentary on WHMIS 2015, the OHS Prime Contractor Regulations, and the Mines Regulations. Other topics include prosecution statistics, injury data, incident reporting, a listing of ticketable OHS contraventions; and much more.


  •  Regulatory Update
  • Chapter 1 - Key Responsibilities
  • Chapter 2 - Due Diligence
  • Chapter 3 - Actions for Supervisors
  • Chapter 4 - Actions for Workers
  • Chapter 5 - OH Committees and OHS Representatives
  • Chapter 6 - Online OHS Resources


  • The Saskatchewan Employment Act (SE Act)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Prime Contractor) Regulations
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) Regulations, which reflect WHMIS 2015 regulatory content
  • Radiation Health and Safety Regulations
  • Mines Regulations

Part III of the SE Act set out key duties for work site parties, including employers, workers, supervisors, contractors, prime contractors, owners, self-employed persons and suppliers.
Updated commentary informs readers about these key duties and achieving OHS due diligence in your workplace or organization. The 2019 edition also informs users about many other important OHS topics, such as:

  • penalty amounts for offences under the SE Act or OHS Regulations, up to a maximum of $500,000 for individuals
  • fines up to $1.5 million for corporations that commit an offence
  • explanation of enforcement tools used by Saskatchewan’s OHS Division, such as compliance understandings, notices of contravention, summary offence tickets, stop-work orders, fines and penalties, and prosecution
  • listing of summary offence tickets which can issued for OHS infractions; these are “on-the-spot” tickets which can be issued by OHS officers tickets to employers, workers, supervisors, contractors, suppliers, or self-employed persons
  • steps to take when launching an OHS complaint or appeal
  • discussion of OHS due diligence concepts, OHS program requirements for employers, and employer/worker cooperation on workplace safety, including information sharing and joint OH committees

Note: Saskatchewan employers have a duty to ensure a paper or electronic copy of the SE Act and OHS Regulations are readily available for reference by workers, joint OH committees and OHS representatives. Section 18 of the OHS Regulation requires employers to provide workers with access to OHS legislation, while Section 3-16 of the SE Act requires employers to provide workers with other prescribed or relevant safety information.

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About the Author
Don Buchanan is an Edmonton-based writer and editor (www.goodwriter.ca). He was the original editor of the HANDI-GUIDE to Alberta's OH & S Act, Regulation and Code (First Edition) and the ZERO Injuries Handbook. He authors Carswell's series of HANDI-GUIDES, including editions for AB, BC, SK, MB, Atlantic Canada and Federally Regulated Workplaces. He has also contributed to the Carswell series of Triform Notebooks on workplace health and safety. Operating as goodwriter.ca, Don has written for a wide range of corporate clients and publications on diverse topics, including aspects of corporate responsibility, workplace health and safety, workplace wellness, construction/engineering, physical activity and active living, workers' compensation, WHMIS, TDG, and environmental compliance.
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