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Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

This legislation 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 

According to the terms of the Act, employers must:

  • Provide basic health and safety awareness training to workers
  • Provide information, instruction and supervision to workers on how to work safely
  • Protect workers from being hurt or getting a work-related illness

More information about workers' rights for newcomers can be found here.

Ontario's Ministry of Labour has developed a series of training tools to help you learn more about your right to a safe work environment. Visit the website to access training sessions and information in several different languages.

If you would like to report a Health and Safety incident, call the Health and Safety Contact Centre toll-free at 1.877.202.0008. For more information about Employment Standards (wages, vacations and claims), call 1.800.531.5551.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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