• Specialty Aggregates
• Hydro Seeding & Mechanical Seeding
• Topsoil Supply & Grading
• Site Work
• Aggregate Crushing and
• Commercial • Industrial • New Construction • Re-Construction • Asphalt Overlays
BLS ASPHALT INC.
P.O. Box 1427, 327 Mill Street
Regina, SK S4P 3C2
Office: (306) 775-0080
Fax: (306) 775-2267
Toll Free: 1-800-723-3342
Phone: 306-721-8888 Fax: 306-721-5118
Toll Free Fax: 1-866-840-5118
• Liquids – cleaning products,
paints, acids and solvents
• Vapors and fumes – from welding
to exposure to solvents
• Solid chemicals
At many workplaces across Saskatc-
hewan, employees may be exposed to one or
more of these common hazards every day.
That’s why it’s important for all employees
to be aware of their working environment
and to give them the tools they need to pro-tect
themselves and others around them, so
we can all go home safely.
The right to participate
Employees have the right to participate in
keeping their workplace healthy and safe.
One way to actively participate is being a
health and safety representative or commit-tee
member at a workplace. Employees also
have the right to report unsafe conditions
and practices, and to participate in train-ing,
information sessions and inspections
to help them do their job safely.
The right to refuse unsafe
Employees can refuse work that they be-lieve
to be dangerous to themselves or
their co-workers. However, when employ-ees
exercise their right to refuse work,
they must follow the proper procedure.
Employers should have a standard pro-tocol
to address any concerns when an
employee feels that a task is a danger to the
health and safety of an employee.
For safety goals to be a priority in any
workplace, companies must have a good
safety culture in place. This culture has to
be embraced by the whole company, which
in turn creates a safe workplace. Working in
such a safe environment helps the compa-ny
and employees be successful in achiev-ing
their goals. Remember – think safe, be
safe and we’ll all go home safe.
Across Canada, there are laws in place
to protect employees on the job. This
occupational health and safety legislation
gives three important rights to all employ-ees
to ensure they have the knowledge they
need to be safe on the job, the freedom to
participate in health and safety activities in
their workplace and the ability to refuse to
perform an unsafe task
Jenna Smith-Windsor is a lead technologist
at the Saskatchewan Research Council
(SRC)’s Environmental Analytical
Laboratories. For more information
about SRC, visit www.src.sk.ca.
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