Silica Hazards

Silica is a naturally occurring mineral commonly found in materials like sand, rock, concrete and ceramics.

Prolonged exposure during activities like cutting or grinding materials containing silica has been linked to various lung diseases including silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), rheumatoid arthritis and tuberculosis.

Click here to download this free resource: 

Silica Hazards Fact Sheet

National Forklift Safety Day

Recently we celebrated National Forklift Safety Day; there are thousands of forklifts in use every day in our industry. However we encounter situations where these forklifts are not being used correctly.

Forklifts are engineered and designed for lifting purposes and not for towing equipment or pushing snow. Forklift tines if drilled are not safe for lifting and should be removed from service.

MSA offers free online theory based training for safe operations of forklifts through our Introduction to Power Mobile Equipment course:

PME Registration

MSA also offers Free Downloadable safe work practices for forklifts.

For more information please refer to the attached provincial guidelines for Safe Operation of Forklifts.

OHS Canada shared some Tips to Stay Safe on National Forklift Safety Day.

Summer Training Dates

Register now and receive free essential industry safety training this summer! This provincially recognized training prepares Occupational Health Committee members, Supervisors and Managers for their required safety roles in the workplace. 

We have upcoming live virtual training on:

June 27th OHC Level 2

July 11th Safety Fundamentals for Managers & Supervisors

August 1st OHC Level 1

August 22nd OHC Level 2

To learn more or to register: Live Virtual Training Registration

Classroom Options: MSA Classroom Training Calendar

In-House Training at members site: In-House Training

Overhead Crane Safety Webinar

Overhead cranes are vital tools that can enhance operational efficiency, safety and capability in handling heavy materials.

They can also be very dangerous when not operated or maintained properly. Misuse, lack of proper training, and failure to adhere to safety regulations can lead to severe accidents and fatalities.

Join us on June 20, 2024, at 11:00 AM, to learn about the essential safety protocols and compliance requirements that protect crane operators and bystanders. Gain insights into risk management, routine inspections, and effective communication strategies to ensure safe and efficient crane operations.

Register today for this free webinar to ensure your seat:


Crane Webinar Registration

Case Management Discount

MSA members have an opportunity to receive a 20% discount on Disability Management, WCB Claims Management and Cost Relief services from Case Management Canada. MSA members are welcome to  contact Todd Sauvé via email: to learn more.

Click here for more discounts: MSA Member Discounts

MSA Online Clothing Store

MSA members can now order MSA branded clothing and high visibility safety garments here: MSA Online Clothing

The link to the store will remain open for online orders until June 27th.


At that time clothing items will be ordered and logoed then distributed in the summer.

Public Notice: MSA Members Public Board Meeting

MSA will be holding a public board meeting for members on June 20th at 11:30 AM. The meeting will take place at 206 Washington Ave, Davidson, SK.

Click Here to Register

Upcoming Travel and Collaboration Opportunities

MSA Safety Consultants will be in the Weyburn and Rosetown areas soon. If your business is interested in having a MSA Consultant come out at no additional charge to provide consulting onsite safety services, contact us at: or at 306-721-0688.


If you have any further safety information that you feel should be communicated to our industry and membership, please email:

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Thank you for your continued support and collaboration.



Ryan J. Bast, CRSP

Programs Services Manager

673 Henderson Drive

Regina, SK