Rise to the Challenge
Getting up on a scaffold? Not so fast. Every worker who uses scaffolding needs to be trained in the safe use, limitations and need for constant attention. Reduce incidents, remove the guesswork and learn to identify common hazards so you can prevent injuries or scaffold failure.

Introducing a new in-person, one-day general scaffold safety training course for those working on or around scaffolding and supervisors overseeing this type of work. This course covers common requirements for scaffold systems, hazard assessments, types of metal scaffolds, proper setup, inspections, pre-use safety checks, provincial OHS regulations and hands-on experience assembling three different scaffold systems.

*Only available seasonally, in person. Contact Training Services to request another date.
If you haven't taken safety training lately, it's time to join us in the classroom, or online. Wherever you are in the province, our instructors are ready with these great courses:

May 8 – Fall Protection & Prevention (Stoon)
May 8&9 – Safety Auditor (Regina)
May 10 – *NEW General Scaffold Safety (Stoon)
May 10 – Fall Protection & Prevention
May 11 – OHC Level 1
May 12 – Safety Administration
May 12 – Aerial Work Platform Safety Awareness
May 15 – Fall Protection & Prevention
May 18 – Fall Protection & Prevention (Regina)
May 18 – WHMIS Train the Trainer
May 23 – Fall Protection & Prevention
May 23 – OHC Level 1 (Stoon)
May 24 – Fall Protection & Prevention (Stoon)
May 24 – Effective Claims Management
May 25 – Confined Space Monitoring & Entry
May 25 – WHMIS Train the Trainer
May 26 – Contractor Training
May 30 *NEW General Scaffold Safety (Regina)
May 31 – Fall Protection & Prevention

Please note: Leadership for Safety Excellence and Safety Management courses are booking into June. Make sure to book in advance for the training you need.
This week but really every other one too

Each year during Safety and Health Week, employers and employees are encouraged to focus on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

As a safety association, this focus on safety drives the work we do in serving members of the construction industry every week of the year.

Our team of advisors will be busy with site visits and safety demos this week and beyond. It's a good reminder to get current training, take time for safety every day and ensure everyone remains physically and mentally health on the job.

We've waited a long time for this spring - let's make sure everyone gets to enjoy it injury-free.

It's also Mental Health Week with the theme of #MyStory.

Learn 4 Facts and 6 Ways to Look After Mental Health here.
Darth Vader wants you to do it
"Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict." - Darth Vader

Participate in the next round of our Safety Culture Survey to:
  • Measure how employees see safety is valued at your company
  • Predict areas where your company may be at risk of incidents
  • Prevent injuries and reduce claims

Respond by midnight May 3 to be entered in a draw for a Star Wars prize pack on May the 4th.

Sign up here - the survey is open until May 5. Companies can view their results in SCSA Analytics.
Thank you to the great line-up of speakers and everyone who attended our online conference in April. In case you missed it, create a free account on our new online learning platform and view the recordings.
Speaking of scaffolding, take the new training course and then check out these tool box talks for more info on Scaffold Safety, Guardrails, Frame Scaffolds and Fall Protection.
Attend this free two-day event May 29-30 in Saskatoon to hear from world-class presenters on topics, experiences and perspectives regarding workplace safety, safety leadership and practices. Register now

Training, safety and good housekeeping make this list of 11 tips for finding the right deck contractor.

Who makes the best tools? It can be a hot debate. See if you agree with this fan-voted list.

Protect your melon with this hard hat safety video. Warning: many watermelons were harmed.

Changed tires for spring? Video shows moment flying wheel strikes car - this is why you do inspections and walk around your machinery.
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The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) is a non-profit organization funded by the construction industry to provide high-quality, affordable safety training, programs and advice. Committed to injury prevention, the SCSA serves 8,000 companies that employ workers in building construction and are registered with the Saskatchewan WCB for residential, commercial & industrial construction or construction trades.