Occupational Health and Safety
The personal health and safety of each employee of the City of Yorkton is of primary importance. The City recognizes that workers have the right to a safe and healthy work environment. To the greatest degree possible, management is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment, in keeping with the highest standards. Our goal is to achieve health and safety excellence through cooperative effort, good training, careful planning and strong management.
All employees are responsible for protecting their own safety, that of their co-workers and the public, and for complying with relevant health and safety legislation, rules and procedures. Supervisors must advise employees of any risks or hazards associated with their particular job and should ensure the relevant inspections, hazard identification and hazard control measures are in place.
Each City Department is working towards achieving COR Certification (Certificate of Recognition) through the SCSA (Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association). As of August 2016, COR Certificates have been awarded to City Hall, Parks Division, Environmental Services, Public Works and Gloria Hayden Community Centre.