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Occupational Health & Safety Division's Role

The Occupational Health and Safety Division of the Government of Saskatchewan can assist an employer or employee who is dealing with workplace harassment as well as investigating complaints that an employer is not following health and safety laws.

The functions of Occupational Health and Safety are performed by Occupational Health Officers. They are employees of the Government of Saskatchewan. They are independent of any workplace and will not favour any party in a case over another.

Harassment in the workplace is a health and safety issue and workers, employers and Occupational Health and Safety Committees or Representatives can all ask Occupational Health and Safety for assistance.

Occupational Health and Safety can provide advice about employers’ obligations under occupational health and safety laws, assist with an investigation, help the parties resolve the complaint through mediation, perform their own inspection and impose penalties.

Anytime a worker is dealing with harassment they can decide to contact Occupational Health and Safety for help. Occupational Health and Safety can assist the parties in resolving the situation with or without help from a mediator, whether a complaint is filed or not. Mediators are provided through Labour Relations and Mediation.

In federally regulated workplaces the Labour Program performs some of the functions that Occupational Health and Safety does in provincially regulated workplaces, with some differences. The Labour Program promotes safe, healthy, fair and inclusive work conditions and cooperative workplace relations. The Labour Program is a federal institution that is part of Employment and Social Development Canada.

Health and Safety Complaints

If a worker thinks that their employer is not complying with health and safety laws they can make a complaint to Occupational Health and Safety.

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