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SCSA Hazard Assessment Tool Makes Safety More Manageable

Oct
2

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REGINA, SK, October 2, 2018 – The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) is pleased to announce the addition of a Hazard Assessment Tool, now available on the latest version of its ‘Guide to OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) Legislation’ mobile app. Thousands of safety professionals have taken advantage of the SCSA’s free app – downloading it from either the Apple or Google stores – since its release in September of 2017.

“Many of our members in the construction industry have asked us to develop modern tools and resources to help them achieve their safety and business goals,” said Collin Pullar, president of the SCSA.

“Hazard assessments, in particular, are such an important aspect of a successful health and safety management system. Because of how frequent these evaluations are conducted in the field, having a tool available for workers at the touch of their fingertips is a huge step forward in making safety more accessible and maintainable,” added Pullar.

SCSA’s mobile Hazard Assessment Tool allows workers to easily select and enter information as they would with the paper version, without the hassle of maintaining paper documentation. Hazard Assessments can be conveniently saved, downloaded, and shared electronically, with the option of revising them at a later date. The mobile version contains all of the required fields to comply with the requirements of the Certificate of Recognition (COR®) program – a nationally-recognized accreditation to verify companies have implemented a comprehensive health and safety program.

The SCSA’s Guide to OHS Legislation app, which houses the Hazard Assessment Tool, now has a total of 30 safety topics. Five new topics were added to the latest version, including: Hoist, Cranes, and Lifting Devices; Hot Work; Housekeeping; Noise Control and Hearing Conservation; as well as Silica. Each safety topic outlines a summary of pertinent safety information, applicable legislation, and resources to help employers and employees understand and comply with their legislative obligations within their workplaces.

“Continually updating, improving, and making our app available at no cost to workers throughout the province, is just one of the ways we are using technology to come closer to achieving our vision of becoming the safest construction environment in Canada,” said Pullar.

“We hope to see more businesses take advantage of the consistency and convenience these tools can bring to ensuring projects are done on time, on budget, with zero injuries,” added Pullar.

To access the Hazard Assessment Tool and the new safety topics, available on the latest version of the SCSA’s Guide to OHS Legislation app, please visit the Apple or Google store from your internet-connected mobile device and type “SCSA” in the search field. If you already have the app downloaded, be sure to install the latest version to see these updates.

To learn more about the SCSA, please visit: www.scsaonline.ca

For more information or to arrange for an interview, please contact:

Lara Kuntz
Communications Coordinator
Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association
larak@scsaonline.ca
306.525.0175 ext. 241