Occupational health and safety

Occupational health and safety contains H&S materials

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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

CCOHS was established in 1978 by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act, which was passed by unanimous vote in the Canadian Parliament. CCOHS promotes the total well-being – physical, psychosocial and mental health – of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health, safety and wellness programs.

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Provincial legislations on right to refuse dangerous work

Alberta

The law in Alberta states that you shall refuse all unsafe work if you believe there is an imminent danger (that is not normal for the occupation or activity) to yourself or others caused by a tool, appliance, equipment or work procedure at the worksite, according to Section 35 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Here’s how you can refuse unsafe work:

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Right to refuse dangerous work

Federal

  1. When you have “reasonable cause to believe there is a danger” you may refuse to work under the Canada Labour Code, Part II.
  2. In order to do this, you must notify your employer of your refusal and the safety reasons for the refusal.
  3. The employer must then investigate in your presence, unless you decline to participate.
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Notions de base sur la santé et la sécurité

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Ressources pour les comités mixtes

 

Committee meeting

Comités de santé et sécurité au travail​

Conformément au Code canadien du travail (article 135, Partie II), chaque lieu de travail comptant 20 personnes salariées ou plus établit un comité local de santé et sécurité composé de personnes représentant la partie syndicale et la partie patronale (comité mixte).

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Notions de base sur la santé et la sécurité

Cette page vous fournira les notions de base sur la santé et de la sécurité

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What to do if you have a health and safety problem

 

No job is worth dying over.  You have the Right to Know, the Right to Participate
and the Right to Refuse Dangerous Work.

The step by step process

Do you feel your health and safety is at risk in your workplace? Follow these steps.

Health and safety assistance in your region

Regional Health and Safety Representatives are available to assist members with specific health and safety issues.

Working with our national health and safety program

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Right to refuse dangerous work

Labour legislations in all Canadian jurisdictions  give employees the right to refuse dangerous work.
Here are some tools to help you exercise this right when you need to:

Right to refuse dangerous work

Under federal and some provincial labour laws, you have a right to refuse dangerous work, if you have reasonable cause.

Wages and benefits during work refusal

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