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Safety first


Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

Your safety matters

The information on this page will help you understand important workplace health and safety information. 

The Occupational Health and Safety Act 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

For more information:, email:, or call: Health and Safety Contact Centre toll-free at 1-877-202-0008.