GSU members can face many weather-related challenges, whether it’s working in a confined space in the heat of the summer months or diving into frigid water in the winter.
If you work anywhere other than a climate controlled office, check out your employer’s policy on working in extreme conditions. Your employer may also post relevant workplace policies on an employee information board.
Information links on extreme weather and Saskatchewan workers are linked below. Check it out, but be aware that your employer’s extreme temperature policy may go beyond this legislation.
Legal overview of what covers whom
www.ccohs.ca – temperature_legislation
General fact sheets and Information for all workers
www.ccohs.ca – temperature
Information on thermal stress Canada Labour Code (Federal)
www.canada.ca – thermal-stress-work-place.html
Hot Conditions – Worksafe SK
www.worksafesask.ca – Hot Conditions Guidelines_2021_v3
Cold Conditions Worksafe SK
www.worksafesask.ca – Working in Cold Conditions-Fact-Sheet_v4
As always, don’t hesitate to contact a GSU staff rep if you have questions or need assistance.