OHS Insider Month in Review – October 2017: Saskatchewan

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LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

OHS Scorecard
Reported OHS fines from mid-September to mid-October:

Fine Offender Incident Offence(s)
$100,000 Husky Oil Operations Ltd. Worker at sand disposal facility gets hit by truck Failure to  implement traffic safety control plan
$84,000 Cowan Bros. Transport Ltd. Worker fatally run over by flatbed truck being pushed by a bulldozer Failure to ensure, insofar as is reasonably practicable, that workers don’t harm health and safety of other workers at site
$39,200 Thorpe Roofing Ltd. Worker injured in fall from rolling scaffold Failure to ensure that each wheel on rolling scaffold is equipped with device to securely attach wheel to scaffold
$2,800 NLF Woodworks Inc. OHS inspector spots workers not using PPE or fall protection 1. Failure to ensure use of fall protection for workers at 3 metres or more

2. Failure to ensure use of head protection

$2,100 Alford Floors & Interiors (1967) Ltd. Worker hospitalized with serious injuries after ladder fall Failure to report incident to OHS Division within 72 hours
$1,400 Kamineski Deptuck Holdings Ltd. OHS inspector spots workers not using PPE or fall protection 1. Failure to ensure use of fall protection for workers at 3 metres or more

2. Failure to ensure use of head protection


Workers’ Compensation
Oct. 17: The WCB proposed an average rate cut of 4% from $1.19 per $100 of assessable payroll, a 30-year low. Rates will drop or stay the same for 94.1% of employers. 2018 is year 2 in the WCB’s transition to an enhanced rate model.