2024 OH&S Conference

Online registration is now open!

Early bird rates until August 16

Overview

The SFL OHS conference is held annually for unionized workers in Saskatchewan to learn about the latest issues surrounding occupational health and safety.

Enrollment for the school is limited and courses are filled on a first registered, first preference basis. Your registration fee must accompany your registration form in order to qualify. Register early as seats are limited in each course! We will do our best to register you in your preferred course.

The conference is open to all SFL affiliates and non-affiliates, and non-unionized workers are welcome to attend as well.

Course Options

Courses are scheduled over the length of the conference. If spots are not available in your first course preference, you will be registered in your second or third course preference as selected on your registration form. Full course descriptions in the attached brochure.

Prevention of Violence in the Workplace
This course is intended to assist joint OH&S committees to identify the potential hazards in the workplace, conduct a risk assessment and recommend corrective action as they pertain to violence. Participants will learn the process to put a violence policy in place at their workplace.

Duty to Accommodate
This course will examine how workers, who may have requirements to be accommodated, are brought back to the workplace. What is the duty of employers, unions and employees? What considerations must be provided to workers.

Effective Occupational Health and Safety Committees
We have been hearing about the challenges and cutbacks affecting OH&S committees and recognize that safety starts at this level. This course is designed for those workers who have experience working on OH&S committees and are looking to maximize the powers of their committees.


Occupational Health and Safety for Healthcare Workers

This course is for all who work in healthcare, regardless of where you work or what you do. You will be provided the tools you need to identify hazards, assess risks and become active in your workplaces when it comes to safety, specific to a healthcare setting

Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
This course will show you how to use this legislation as a tool to advance OH&S in your workplace. You will be provided with information relevant to the updates and changes to the OH&S Regulations.

Building Psychologically Healthy Workplaces
Mental health in the workplace is an issue impacting all workplaces and can no longer be ignored. Participants will gain an understanding of the new CSA standard, review the current workplace psychological landscape and learn strategies for implementing an effective psychological healthy and safe workplace program.

Your Rights in Action
Workers have three legislated rights in Saskatchewan: the right to know, the right to participate, and the right to refuse unnecessary unsafe work. Participants will leave this course with a deep understanding of the three worker rights, how to put the rights into practice on the shop floor and create safer workplaces.

Logistics

Full details in the attached brochure

START: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 18
END: 12:00 PM, Friday, September 20

  • This year, our conference will be held September 18 - 20 at the Ramada Plaza located at 1818 Victoria Avenue in downtown Regina. Hotel and parking information can be accessed at Ramada Plaza Regina.
  • A block reservation is available until August 16 and the corporate rates are $137 for a single or double queen standard room and $146 for a king business room. You are responsible to reserve and pay for your accommodation separately. Reserve online ASAP.
  • Included with registration fees are lunches on Wednesday and Thursday, and a social with appetizers and cash bar at the Ramada upon adjournment on Wednesday.
  • Please contact your union should you require childcare while attending this conference.