Municipal Works SAfety and Equipment Certification

Year: 2020

Number: 23-20A

Department: Matters Pertaining to SARM

WHEREAS all municipalities utilize personnel, equipment and machinery to fulfill their responsibilities, duties and objectives;

WHEREAS as per Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) statistics, the WCB Rate Code G31, encompassing RMs, had the second highest number of claims registered in 2018;

WHEREAS all Saskatchewan employers and supervisors have legislated obligations to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their workers, as defined in The Saskatchewan Employment Act and The Occupational Health & Safety Regulations, 1996;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM create flowcharts, templates, programs, and/or guidelines for the use by rural municipalities to ensure the promotion of a safety culture and the reduction of injuries in the municipal workplace.

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