Health & Safety

Occupational Health and Safety Act

The act sets out the rights and duties of all parties in the workplace, as well as the procedures for dealing with workplace hazards and for enforcement as needed.

Guide to Performing a Work Refusal

The right to refuse unsafe work is one of the three basic health and safety rights achieved by the labour movement, along with the right to know about the hazards in your workplace, and the right to participate in workplace health and safety decisions.  All workers have the legal right to a healthy and safe workplace that allows them to protect their own safety by refusing to perform work that they believe has the potential to harm themselves or others at the worksite.