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Your Health and Safety Rights

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​Safety - Demand It

​It's Your Right

HERE'S HOW TO DO IT

​You have the right to a safe and healthy workplace. That includes the right to return home at the end of your shift as healthy as when you arrived.

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The Right to Know​

Your employer must inform and educate you about any workplace hazards you may be exposed to. Your Joint OH&S (JOHS) Committee also has a duty to communicate with employees and management on a wide range of safety issues. Minutes of JOHS meetings are available to all employees. Inspection reports and worksite monitoring results should also be made accessible.​


The Right to Participate

You have the right to participate in OH&S activities at your workplace. The right to participate ensures that employees have input into decisions affecting their health and safety, through their OH&S steward or directly through their supervisor or manager.

 

The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work 

You have the right to refuse, free from fear of discipline or retaliation, any work you consider an undue hazard. In refusing unsafe work, you must follow specific steps outlined in OH&S Regulation Part 3.12-3.13​.

 

The Right to No Discrimination 

You have the right to exercise your health and safety rights and responsibilities free from discrimination. 

 
​For more information, please contact your OH&S ​steward​.
Updated: 6/23/2016 4:54 PM

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