What is Mission: Zero?
Saskatchewan has the second worst workplace injury rate in Canada. Mission: Zero was developed as a call to action and a goal for employers and companies to achieve zero workplace injuries. The symbol for Mission: Zero is a stop-sign red button.
Saskatchewan’s “off-the-job” injury statistics are worse than our work injury statistics. In 2009, Safe Saskatchewan adopted Mission Zero, the symbol and its ambitious goal, as the prevention goal for all injuries – on and off the job.
It has since been adopted as the symbol for injury prevention and goal for over 350 companies and organizations in Saskatchewan through the Health and Safety Leadership Charter.
What does Mission: Zero mean?
- Mission: Zero means working toward zero injuries, zero fatalities, zero suffering.
- It means believing all unintentional injuries are predictable and preventable.
- It means that the only right number of unintentional injuries and fatalities is ZERO.
- It means becoming a champion to make my community a safer place to live, work, and play.
- It means, as employees and citizens, we are going to work together to make Saskatchewan the safest province to live, work and play.
- It means, at my company, we believe in Mission: Zero. We put safety first and prevent injuries to ourselves, our co-workers, our families and neighbours.
- It is up to all of us to prevent injuries.
To learn more about Mission: Zero, preventing injuries away from work, and the Health and Safety Leadership Charter, visit www.safesask.com.
WorkSafe Saskatchewan Memorandum of Understanding
The Memorandum of Understanding is the agreement between the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety (LRWS).
At the time that the document was signed, LRWS was known as Advanced Education, Employment and Labour (AEEL).
Strategic and Operational Plan
The WorkSafe Strategic and Operational Plan is a detailed plan of initiatives and target deadlines for the WorkSafe partners.