All Canadians deserve to work in an environment that is safe and secure.
Under the Canadian Labour Code, all employees are entitled to three basic rights:
- The right to know.
- The right to participate.
- The right to refuse dangerous work.
The Right To Know.
Employees have the right to know the risks related to their work. They are entitled to training, information and proper supervision and instructions with respect to matters of occupational health and safety.
The Right To Participate
Employees have the right to participate in workplace health and safety by reporting health and safety risks and non-compliance as required by the CLC; by participating in the investigations according to the Internal Complaint Resolution Process; by being represented on Corporate and Local Health & Safety Committees (LHSC) to develop processes and procedures that may affect occupational health and safety.
The Right To Refuse
An employee may refuse to work in a place or perform an activity, if the employee while at work has reasonable cause to believe that a condition exists in the place that constitutes a danger to the employee or the performance of the activity constitutes a danger to the employee or another employee.
Your Health and Safety committee plays a vital role in the prevention of workplace accidents and injuries. We work in conjunction with your employer to ensure that problems related to your Health & Safety at work are resolved.