LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Saskatchewan OHS fines reported in September:
|$80K||A.I.M. Agri/Installations & Maintenance Corp.||Worker seriously injures his neck and back after being hit by a piece of falling sheet metal||Failure to ensure safe design, construction, installation, maintenance and operation of a hoist, crane and lifting device, including all rigging|
|$14K||Ronald Creusot of Ceylon, operating as RC Contracting||Worker stepping from one scaffold platform to another falls 6 feet and suffers serious head injuries||Failure to ensure that scaffold planks are secured to prevent accidental or inadvertent movement in any direction|
|$4.9K||Bradley Davidson-Vermette||Worker removing debris from a conveyor belt falls 12 feet when the conveyor system starts up and breaks his arm, pelvis, hip, ribs and spine||Failure, as operator of a machine, before starting the machine, to ensure that neither the operator nor any other worker will be endangered by the start up|
Sept. 20: The WCB issued a revised version of the Employer’s Report of Injury (EI) form.
Sept.: New privacy laws give victims of “revenge porn” and other acts in which a third party publishes naked or intimate images of them without consent the right to sue for money damages.
New Impaired Driving Penalties in Saskatchewan
|Drug-impaired driving||*Immediate licence suspension
*Seizure of vehicle for up to 60 days
*Licence suspension of up to 5 years
|Driving impaired passengers under age 16||*Seizure of vehicle for up to 60 days
*Licence suspension of up to 120 days—18 months for new drivers