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National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured in the Workplace

YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre remains closed for in-person programs in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  We will continue to provide remote services via email, telephone, and social media (Facebook).

We have closed to ensure the health and safety of our staff, clients, and volunteers.  This is especially important in light of today, being April 28 the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured in the Workplace.  The day is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses, and deaths.

Research tells us that about 3,500 people under the age of 25 are injured on the job in Saskatchewan each year and three will die from a work-related incident.  In order to minimize this unacceptable situation, Work Safe Saskatchewan has instituted a number of programs including the Young Workers Readiness Certificate.  For more information, see below:

http://www.worksafesask.ca/youth/?doing_wp_cron=1587491927.9866731166839599609375

The YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre supports a safe workplace when we support our clients (job seekers) in accessing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and job-related safety training including, but not limited to Food Safe, Safety Construction Orientation Training (SCOT®) and First Aid.   For more information, follow these links:

https://www.foodsafety.ca/

https://www.scsaonline.ca/

https://sk.stjohntraining.ca/first-aid-training/online-first-aid-certification-courses

If you are injured on the job, remember to:

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible and report the incident to your employer and
  • Fill out a Worker’s Report of Injury Form and send it to the Workers’ Compensation Board.

The Workers’ Compensation Act sets out the rules for providing workers and their dependents with financial protection, medical benefits, and rehabilitation services in cases of a work-related injury, illness, or death.  Below is a link to the Workers’ Compensation Board:

http://www.wcbsask.com/

Your Employment and Learning staff are working remotely through email or over the telephone. Should you have any questions about workplace safety, training, or require assistance in your job search, feel free to contact any of your Employment and Learning staff for support.  You can reach us at:

Stay motivated, healthy, safe, and alive as you achieve your employment goals.