April marks the official start of safe digging month in Saskatchewan. 


Our members often conduct digging, it is crucial to be mindful and understand the risks by planning and contacting Sask 1st Call to locate underground lines: Sask 1st Call


When digging understanding the hazards and risk levels in excavations and trenches is essential. Refer to this downloadable manual from WorkSafe SK for more information: Excavation and Trenching Manual

WCB Comp Training Institute

Both In-person and virtual registration is now open for the free WCB Comp Institute Conference in Regina on May 15th.


This event books up quickly every year and members are encouraged to register soon if they plan on attending. To learn more or to register for this free event click here: COMP2024 INSTITUTE

Safety Training

MSA offers OHC 1, OHC 2 and Safety Fundamentals for Managers & Supervisors in the classroom as well as live virtual.

Our next course offering will be in the Saskatoon classroom on April 25th to learn more click here: OHC LEVEL 1 - Saskatoon April 25th

For additional 2024 safety training dates and courses click here: MSA Courses

Members can book MSA to conduct in-house training at no charge at your facility click here for details: In House Training

Ergonomics Training

Ergonomics training is essential for a healthier and productive workplace. By learning proper ergonomic practices, employees can reduce the risk of injuries, enhance comfort, and boost overall work efficiency, leading to a happier and more engaged workforce.

MSA offers two free online courses to provide you with essential knowledge in: Workplace Ergonomics and Office Ergonomics

To learn more click here:

Online Courses


MSA is looking to add another Safety Consultant to the Regina office.

The key functions of a Safety Consultant are to promote, educate, advise, and assist the Motor Safety Association’s member employers and employees on injury prevention techniques, Safety Management Systems, and return-to-work strategies.

For more information click here: Safety Consultant Regina

MSA Members Hotel Discount

MSA members that travel the province conducting safety services are invited to take advantage of discounted hotel rates.

To learn more about this exclusive offering for MSA members, click here: Member Discounts

Amendments to Sask. Employment Act

On May 17th, changes to the Sask. Employment Act will come into effect in the province. Key changes include:

  • The definition of a worker has been clarified to include secondary and post-secondary students.
  • Employers are required to investigate incidents of harassment.
  • Employers are required to have a violence policy and violence prevention plan in place.
  • OHS Officers can take photographs and or recordings during a workplace inspection.
  • OHS Officers can exclude nominee from an interview during an investigation
  • As well as other general amendments.

Click here for more info: SEA Amendments

Members are advised to take necessary steps to ensure they comply with these changes coming into effect on May 17, 2024.  If you require assistance from one of our safety consultants, please contact us at:

Upcoming Travel, Collaboration Opportunities, Survey

MSA Safety Consultants will be travelling through the Rosetown and Balcarres areas in the coming weeks. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with an MSA consultant, please reach out to us at or call us at 306-721-0688.

Additionally, we welcome any safety-related information or insights that you believe should be shared with our industry and membership. Please email your suggestions to

We value your input and are committed to enhancing our services to better serve our members. To help us achieve this, we kindly ask you to complete a short member survey. The survey will take less than 5 minutes of your time, and your participation is both important and appreciated.

Please click on the following link to access the survey: Member Survey

Thank you for your continued support and collaboration.



Ryan J. Bast, CRSP

Executive Director

673 Henderson Drive

Regina, SK