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Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

Sets out the rights and duties of workers, supervisors, employers and others for safe and healthy workplaces

As a worker, you have the right to:

•      Know about workplace hazards

•      Refuse unsafe work

•      Participate in addressing workplace health and safety issues

Some examples of employer duties are to:

•      Provide basic health and safety awareness training to workers and supervisors

•      Provide information, instruction and supervision to workers on how to work safely

•      Do everything reasonable in the circumstances to protect workers from being hurt or getting a work-related illness

There are a series of training tools to help you learn how to work safely – several available in different languages at ontario.ca/learntoworksafe

For more information: ontario.ca/HealthAndSafetyAtWork, email: webohs@ontario.ca, or call: Health and Safety Contact Centre toll-free at 1-877-202-0008