SFL Occupational Health and Safety Conference

The SFL Occupational Health and Safety Conference is held annually for unionized workers in Saskatchewan to learn about the latest issues surrounding occupational health and safety. This year, we are proud to offer our conference in person September 14-16, 2022 at the Ramada Hotel in Regina.

The conference is open to all SFL affiliates, with workshops assigned on a registered, first choice basis. Non-unionized workers are welcome to attend the conference as well.

Conference Information

Download the Conference Information Book below for full conference information.

Courses

The Conference features seven course options. All conference attendees will be placed in one course throughout the duration of the conference. We do our best to ensure that you are registered in the course of your choice, however enrolement is limited and courses are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Register early!

Occupational Health and Safety- The Act and Regulations

The purpose of this workshop is to provide activists with a working knowledge of how the OH&S Act and Regulations apply. The workshop will also address how committees are intended to work, their responsibilities, and the individual’s role as a union member. Coming through a pandemic has emphasized the importance of OH&S and the legislation.

Effective Occupational Health and Safety Committees

In this workshop you will learn how to make your Occupational Health and Safety Committees more effective. We have been hearing about the challenges and cutbacks affecting OH&S committees and recognize 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.

Building Psychologically Healthy Workplaces- THIS COURSE IS FULL.

We will no longer be accepting registrations for this course at this time. Please select a different course on the registration form when registering for the conference.

Mental health in the workplace is an issue impacting all workplaces and can no longer be ignored. Keeping the workplace healthy and productive is simply smart business and good for the bottom line. The vision for a psychological healthy and safe workplace is one that actively works to prevent harm to workers’ psychological health, including in negligent, reckless, or intentional ways, and promotes psychological well-being. 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.

Duty to Accommodate

This workshop 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?

Your Rights in Action

Workers have three legislated rights in Saskatchewan, the right to know, the right to participate and the right to refuse unnecessarily unsafe work. This course takes the three workers’ rights and gives participants the tools to put these rights into action. Participants will explore scenarios together, practice putting rights into action, explore intersectionality and the three workers’ rights and how to navigate conflict when putting these rights into action. Participants will leave this course with a deep understanding of the three workers’ rights, how to put the rights into practice on the shop floor and create safer workplaces.

Celebrating Occupational Health and Safety

It’s time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Occupational Health and Safety Legislation in Saskatchewan, the first of its kind! We will explore how OH&S came to be in Saskatchewan and the ground-breaking legislation that forever changed workplaces for the better, making them safer, and giving workers the rights they need to be safe and healthy.

Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Starting the Conversation

This course is designed to train union representatives in our workplaces to be able to respond to members who may be experiencing domestic violence. This may include stewards, health and safety representatives, staff, or other workplace representatives. You will gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence at work and the roles of the union and employer in addressing it.

You will learn ways to support members who may be experiencing domestic violence including how to recognise and respond to the warning signs and risk factors.

We will start the conversation to bring awareness about domestic violence at work among your memberships and learn about pathways to community-based experts. We will discuss language for collective bargaining and legislative initiatives.

This course is open to all genders and male participation is encouraged.

Registration

Registration for the conference is closed.

Cost

SFL Affiliates

After August 9: $400

Non-Affiliates

After August 9: $450

Hotel Information

A block booking is available at the Ramada Hotel by Wyndham up until August 18, 2022. Conference attendees are responsible to book and pay for their own accommodations.

Room Rates

Superior Studio Queen- $124

Double Queen- $134

Signature King- $134

When making reservations, mention group name: SFL OH&S Conference code: DIOHS

Contact the Ramada at 306-569-1666 or 1-800-667-6500, or email regina@saskramada.com