Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH) is a non-profit association, established 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. Contact us here.
To guide the health related industry in the elimination of workplace illness and injury.
Health and Safety
Noun- A set of rules intended to protect people from illness or injury caused by their work. Health and safety are realized as values which are attained through shared responsibility and placing high priority on behavior that is focused on prevention.
Noun:stew·ard·ship \ˈstü-ərd-ˌship – The activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something. Stewardship is acted out with accountability, responsibility, ownership, decisiveness and behaviors that support the acquisition of knowledge.
Noun\ˈtrəst\ - A charge or duty imposed in faith or confidence or as a condition of some relationship. Something committed or entrusted to one to be used or cared for in the interest of another. Trust is evidenced through accountability, reliability, sharing responsibility, and working towards common goals and strategies despite differences.
verb:col·lab·o·rate \kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrāt\ - To work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something. Collaboration envisions attitudes of common purpose, willingness to give and take on issues as well as seeking common ground and strengthening relationships.
Noun: in·no·va·tion \ˌi-nə-ˈvā-shən\ - The introduction of something new. Innovation flourishes with attitudes of flexibility, adaptability, openness, creativity and forward thinking that embraces new ideas.
Noun:re·spect \ri-ˈspekt\ - A feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable and important and should be treated in an appropriate way. Respectful relationships are created with attitudes that embrace diversity and use sound judgment with a focus on active listening with intention.
Noun:trans·par·en·cy \tran(t)s-ˈper-ən(t)-sē\ - The quality or state of being transparent; honest, open and not secretive. Transparency is realized in environments that exhibit openness and the sharing of complete information.
Noun:com·mit·ment \kə-ˈmit-mənt\ - An agreement or pledge to do something in the future. Commitment flourishes when board members can be counted on to deliver in spite of obstacles or opposition.