Wellness and Safety Resources

Discrimination & Harassment Prevention

Discrimination & Harassment Prevention (DHP)

Services are available to all employees and students and include:

  • confidential consultation and as requested, taking action to resolve the concern
  • providing university officials with advice and assistance to prevent,  resolve or investigate issues, and
  • advocating for natural justice and fair treatment.

What is Harassment? 

For further information please contact:

Discrimination and Harassment Prevention 
Room 240 Research Annex
105 Maintenance Road
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5C5

Email: dhps@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-4936
Fax: (306) 966-2766

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Make an appointment with an EAP counsellor:

(306) 966-4300
Campus EAP Office
Room 240 Research Annex
105 Maintenance Road
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

or

(306) 653-3327
info@familyservice.sk.ca
Family Service Saskatoon

Employees at the University of Saskatchewan can access more information about the EAP services by logging into PAWS and visiting the My Employee Assistance Program channel.


Contact any board member with comments or concerns

EAP Board Members

Name Phone Email Representing

Kathy Evans

966-7945

kathy.evans@usask.ca

CUPE 1975

Pirita Mattola

966-5933

pirita.mattola@usask.ca

ASPA

Michael MacGregor

966-2525

michael.macgregor@usask.ca

USFA and
Co-chair

Gail Osachoff

966-7023

margailo@sasktel.net

CUPE 3287

Colin Tennent

966-4532

colin.tennent@usask.ca

Administration

Cheryl Carver

966-6285

cheryl.carver@usask.ca

Administration and
Co-chair

Wilf Hiebert

222-5278

wilf.hiebert@hiebertgroup.com

External Consultant


Ergonomics

Ergonomics seeks to fit the job to the worker and can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury, help to accommodate temporary or permanent disabilities, and improve worker comfort and productivity. Ergonomic evaluations are performed in response to an employee’s medical issues, disabilities or musculoskeletal problems, or as a preventative measure. The evaluation will assess the employee’s workstation for ergonomic risk factors and make recommendations for solutions. There is no charge for the evaluation. Please provide a copy of the completed request form to your supervisor for approval prior to faxing. Your supervisor is welcome to attend the assessment appointment as well. Please note: This service is for U of S employees only.

Complete the Ergonomic Assessment Request Form and fax to 966-2882.

For further information please contact:

Wellness Resources
Research Annex, Room 150
105 Maintenance Road
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C5

Phone: 306-966-4580 / 306-966-8738
Fax: 306-966-2882
E-mail: wellness_resources@usask.ca
Medical Accommodation

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to temporarily accommodating medical restrictions with modified schedule and/or duties and working with all key stakeholders to determine how we can accommodate any permanent medical restrictions.

Accommodation arrangements can often be made for modification of schedule and/or duties through a collaborative process involving the employee, supervisor, and health care provider(s). It is important that a meaningful discussion occur between the employee and the supervisor (or similar reporting relationship, such as department head) to establish the general requirements of the medical accommodation, or the length of medical accommodation anticipated. While the employee is not required to disclose confidential medical details to the supervisor, the supervisor does have the right to understand the nature of the medical condition, the medical restrictions and limitations, and the expected duration of the accommodation.

Wellness Resources can assist the employee and supervisor with temporary and/or permanent accommodation by requesting medical restrictions and limitations from the physician, interpretation and/or clarification of the medical recommendations, and advising the employee of short term or long term disability benefit applications, if applicable.

For further information on the University of Saskatchewan accommodation process, please review the University of Saskatchewan Accommodation Guidelines.

If a supervisor and/or employee require Wellness Resources assistance with a temporary and/or permanent medical accommodation, then please complete the Wellness Resources Referral Form or contact:

Wellness Resources
Research Annex, Room 150
105 Maintenance Road
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C5

Phone: 306-966-4580
Fax: 306-966-2882
E-mail: wellness_resources@usask.ca

Medical Leave and Disability Plans

The University of Saskatchewan provides income replacement benefits for an approved medical leave, to a maximum of 90 calendar days from the last day worked. If you are not medically fit to return to work before the 91st day of your medical leave, then you may apply for Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits. Please click below for the benefit plan applicable to your employee group.

CUPE 1975 Medical Leave Disability Benefits

Salary Continuance Disability Benefits

Medical Leave Referral

The University of Saskatchewan values the wellness and safety of our employees and the contributions our employees make to the organization.

Wellness Resources is available to provide appropriate resources to ensure employees are supported and healthy. The following are common circumstances in which it is best for a supervisor, human resources, unions/associations to refer an employee or an employee to self-refer to Wellness Resources: 

Patterns of or Excessive Absence     

•If there is a pattern of absence or excessive absences over a period of time that may be due to a medical illness.

Extended Absence from Work  

•If an employee is currently away or planning on being away from work for more than 10 days or duration of absence is unknown due to illness or non occupational injury.

Workplace Injury (Lost time)

•If an employee is away from work due to a workplace injury, then Workers Compensation Board (WCB) reporting requirements must be followed, and Wellness Resources should be notified immediately if the employee will be away for an extended period of time and/or requires a temporary or permanent accommodation. Faculty members are not covered by the Workers Compensation legislation, as teaching professions are currently exempt. 

Accommodation (Temporary or Permanent)

•If an employee requires a temporary and/or permanent accommodation due to a medical disability, then a referral needs to be submitted even if there has not been an absence. Please go to Medical Accommodation for further information.

Referrals can be made by completing the online Wellness Resources Referral Form or by contacting:

Wellness Resources
Research Annex, Room 150
105 Maintenance Road
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C5

Phone: 306-966-4580
Fax: 306-966-2882
E-mail: wellness_resources@usask.ca

Once the Referral Form is reviewed by Wellness Resources, Wellness Resources will be in touch with the employee.This will determine if further medical information is required to ensure the employee is receiving appropriate treatment to support the medical absence and/or support their accommodation needs and to ensure the employee receives appropriate income coverage during the absence.

Protective Services
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Protective Services
Safety Resources

The Safety Resources team focuses on client service and integration of all health and safety programs, services and initiatives to support and align with the university's academic and research goals and strategic directions.  Visit the website to contact a safety consultant, sign up for training, find safety procedures and forms, report an incident.


Safety Resources

Workers Compensation
Wellness Resources
Research Annex, Room 150
105 Maintenance Road
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C5

Phone: 306-966-4580
Fax: 306-966-2882
E-mail: wellness_resources@usask.ca
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