Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH) is a non-profit association, established on March 12, 2010, which is funded by healthcare employers through a portion of their Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) premiums.
SASWH is governed by a Board of Directors representing health services workers, employers and unions with a vision to make workplace health and safety: a priority for all. This unprecedented, co-operative level of labour and management participation is critical to SASWH’s success at eliminating injuries within the health care sector.
The SASWH Board of Directors is composed of an equal number of employer and employee representatives, which SUN currently holds two (2) positions.
For more information on the SASWH, visit their website at http://www.saswh.ca/
SASWH Training Programs
SASWH is an approved training agency by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety and the Saskatchewan WCB, and offers a variety of education programs designed to meet the safety needs of healthcare employees.
SASWH’s programs include training and education for leadership, managers/supervisors, occupational health committees, support staff, care providers as well as inspection and investigation teams.
SASWH programs include, but are not limited to:
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Occupational Health Committee (OHC) Leveled Training (Level 1 & 2)
- Effective OHCs in Healthcare
- Incident Reporting and Investigations
- Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR)
- Safety for Supervisors
- Professional Assault Response Training (PART)
- Safe Moving & Repositioning Techniques (SMART)
- Workplace Assessment Violence Education (WAVE)
For a complete list of training programs available, visit http://www.saswh.ca/index.php/programs