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August 27, 2018

Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association and Saskatchewan Polytechnic partner on safety training


Starting this September, the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) is providing Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s School of Construction students with Safety Construction Orientation Training (SCOT®) at no cost. SCOT is recognized throughout the Saskatchewan construction industry as a base safety orientation in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.

“The SCSA is excited to work with Sask Polytech to provide safety construction orientation training to support the development of new construction workers and leaders. We look forward to future and ongoing collaboration with Sask Polytech – our partner in creating the safest construction environment in Canada,” says Collin Pullar, president of the SCSA.

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With this agreement, active Sask Polytech students will receive a one-year certificate upon completion of SCOT, which includes WHMIS 2015. Students may choose to renew and receive a five-year certification at a nominal cost directly through the SCSA.

“This partnership with SCSA is an exciting opportunity,” says Paul Carter, dean of Sask Polytech’s School of Construction. “Sask Polytech takes our commitment to safety seriously. We are excited for students to participate in a provincially-recognized safety training course, which benefits not only students, but also employers.”

SCOT is an interactive, online training course that includes WHMIS 2015. The program is convenient, easy-to-use, and easily accessible as the program is available online. SCOT begins with an introductory module that describes the content, purpose, and important practical information necessary to help participants navigate through the training experience.

The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) is an industry-funded, membership-based, non-profit organization that provides cost-effective, accessible safety training advice to nearly 10,000 employers and their employees in the construction industry throughout Saskatchewan to reduce the human and financial losses associated with injuries.  The SCSA’s mission is constructing safety leadership.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 28,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student needs, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.


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