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:
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 ontario.ca/learntoworksafe 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.