Man with protective gear on while testing a product.

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.