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Employment and Social Development Canada Workplace Safety No one knows a workplace better than the people who work in it, so Part II of the Canada Labour Code gives the workplace parties—the employees and employers —a strong role in identifying and resolving health and safety concerns.
The provisions of the Code are designed to strengthen employers' and employees' self-reliance in dealing with occupational health and safety issues and thereby making workplaces safer.
Employees As an employee, you have a key role to play in preventing work-related injuries and diseases. First, you have to be careful and take the necessary precautions to ensure your own health and safety and that of any colleagues who may be affected by your work or activities.
Rights of employees The Canada Labour Code gives you the following rights: Right to know You have the right to be informed of known or foreseeable hazards in the workplace and to be provided with the information, instructions, training, and supervision necessary to protect your health and safety.
The Code requires the use of appropriate methods of communication for all employees including those with special needs.
Such methods are Braille, large print, audiotapes, sign language, and oral communication. In addition, you are given the right to have access to government or employer reports related to the health and safety of employees through your policy health and safety committeeworkplace health and safety committee or health and safety representative.
Right to participate As health and safety representatives or workplace health and safety committee or policy health and safety committee members, employees have the right to participate in identifying and correcting work-related health and safety concerns.
Employers with or more employees are required to establish a policy health and safety committee. The purpose of the committee is to handle issues that are organization-wide in nature. Part II of the Code also provides for employee participation through the use of an internal complaint resolution process.
Right to refuse You have the right to refuse to work if you have reasonable cause to believe that: In order for you to be protected by the Code when exercising your right to refuse to do dangerous work, you must follow the proper procedure.
For information on this procedure and other aspects of the right to refuse dangerous work, see Right to refuse dangerous work — Pamphlet 4. Duties of employees As an employee under the Canada Labour Code, you are required to:Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene and health and wellbeing information resource charts.
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When it comes to workplace safety, you need to develop a list of safety rules for the workplace that are to the point and easy for employees to understand. Construction Safety Guidelines Your safety is the primary concern on the job site.
You should be cautious at all times and ask questions if you are unsure about any situation. This rule requires employers who have any potentially-hazardous chemical in the workplace, such as cleaning solvents or pesticides, to provide information about these chemicals to employees through labels on containers, material safety data sheets (a manufacturer-provided data sheet), and training programs.
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