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

Barb Daigle

966-6285

barb.daigle@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 237
105 Maintenance Road
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8

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

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to exploring reasonable options for accommodation of medical restrictions in the workplace. 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 meaningful discussion occur between the supervisor and the employee (or similar reporting relationship, such as department head and faculty member) to establish the general requirements of the medical accommodation, or the length of medical leave 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 the expected duration of the accommodation or leave. Medical verification of this information is required from a Physician.

Referral will be necessary under the following circumstances:

  • All requests for medical accommodation related to employment
  • Medical leave from employment, exceeding two to three weeks
  • All medical leaves requiring Short Term or Long Term Disability benefit applications
  • Interpretation or clarification of medical recommendations

For general inquiries or referral, contact:

Wellness Resources
Research Annex, Room 237
105 Maintenance Road
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8

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

Medical Leave Referral

Extended Absence from Work   

  • When an employee is away from work for more than five days due to illness or non occupational injury, the supervisor will submit a Wellness referral form.  
  • To ensure transparency in the process, supervisors are required, wherever possible, to inform the employee about the referral.
  • Employees have a responsibility to maintain regular communication with their supervisor and/or Wellness Resources.

Time off due to Workplace Injury

  • Workers Compensation Board (WCB) reporting requirements must be followed, and Wellness Resources should be notified immediately. Faculty members are not covered by the Workers Compensation legislation, as teaching professions are currently exempt. 

Medical Disability - Temporary or Indefinite Accommodation

  • When an employee requires a temporary or indefinite accommodation due to a medical disability a referral needs to be submitted even if there has not been an absence.

Patterns of or Excessive Absence      

  • When there is a pattern to absence or excessive absence over a period of time this should be discussed with a Wellness Consultant and a Human Resources Consultant. Employees can also self refer to a Wellness Consultant.

Wellness Resources is entrusted with the administration of sick leave plans, disability insurance plans and workers compensation claims. 

We all know there are times when people will need access to sick leave and disability insurance due to personal health challenges and we are here to ensure this process is timely and effective. We believe work is good for people and long term absence in general can have an adverse impact on health and well being. 

Supervisors need to know if someone is medically fit to be at work or medically unable to be at work.

In general the employer is entitled to information to satisfy that an employee is fit to return to work, this does not include confidential medical information. It does include informing the supervisor of any medical limitations that may require accommodation, if necessary employees can work with Wellness Resources to communicate required information to their supervisor.

Referrals into Wellness Resources may come from supervisors, self referral, unions/associations and/or from Human Resources.

For additional information, contact:

Wellness Resources
Research Annex, Room 237
105 Maintenance Road
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8

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

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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 237
105 Maintenance Road
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8

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