Saskatchewan Health & Safety Leadership Charter
The purpose of the Saskatchewan Health & Safety Leadership Charter is to form the foundation for a cultural shift in the way Saskatchewan leaders view injuries and injury prevention. The Charter advocates for the continuous improvement of healthy and safe workplaces and communities. After signing the Charter, leaders are invited to join the Leadership Learning Community and continue the discussion.
On June 8, 2017, the leaders of 23 Saskatchewan organizations declared their commitment to the health and safety of their employees and communities, by adding their names to the group of business, government, union, and community leaders who have signed the Saskatchewan Health & Safety Leadership Charter since its inception in 2010.
Safe Saskatchewan would like to thank everyone who helped make this event a success.
Through the efforts of these committed leaders, Saskatchewan is working to become the safest province in which to live, work and play. Signatories have pledged to accept and encourage Mission: Zero one task at a time, and are striving to make Mission: Zero a reality for all workplaces and communities.
Contact Safe Saskatchewan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to be added to next year’s Charter event invitation list.
Q: Why should I sign the Charter?
A: Signing the Charter is a serious commitment one should give a lot of thought to. If you’re an organizational leader who shares our vision of a safe Saskatchewan, this is one way to increase the profile of health, safety and injury prevention within your own sphere of influence.
Signing the Charter is one way you can showcase your commitment to this worthy cause and connect with other leaders who feel the same way. Once you sign the Charter, there are expectations placed on you as a leader, but there are also expectations of the organizers to help you measure and monitor your own organization’s injury prevention awareness and connect you with the leadership learning community. This is all part of helping you, an ambassador of the Charter, actualize the Charter principles and make a difference.
Q: What does it mean if I sign the Charter? What’s expected of me? What’s expected of my organization?
A: You are expected to uphold and communicate the principles of the Charter within your organization in the way that best fits your organization.
Once you sign the Charter, there are expectations placed on you as a leader, but there are also expectations of the organizers to help you measure and monitor your own organization’s injury prevention awareness and connect you with the Leadership Learning Community. This is all part of helping you, an ambassador of the Charter actualize the Charter principles and make a difference. It is intended that this will translate into injury reduction and elimination within your organization and wider community through an increased awareness that injuries are preventable and NOT an inevitable part of life.
Q: Who from my organization can and should sign the Charter?
A: The owner, CEO, or member of the senior management team of an organization may sign the Charter. However, the CEO or senior manager of Saskatchewan’s operations needs to sign the Charter (or commit to sign the Charter) before a senior level manager may sign.