In a bid to take unsafe equipment out of use at Saskatoon City Hospital, a trial program was piloted through December 2011 and January 2012. The program was developed by Occupational Health Committee co-chairs at Saskatoon City Hospital, Occupational Health and Safety and Facilities and Engineering Services.

It uses an innovative equipment ticketing system to take unsafe equipment out of use. The trial was ndeemed successful and is expanding to the Parkridge Centre in February.

Lesley Hunter, Project Lead for Employee Injury Prevention said that eventually she would like to see the program expand to all Region facilites.

“Once all the kinks are ironed out, this program will be rolled out to other sites like St. Paul’s Hospital and Royal University Hospital,” she says. “The key to its success is ensuring all employees remove any unsafe or broken down equipment before someone get’s hurt.”

If you would like to see the project rolled out to your site, or for more information, contact Lesley Hunter at 655-7887.