Health & Safety

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Every worker in British Columbia has the right to work in a safe & healthy environment.

It’s important that all our members are aware of their four basic rights:

The Right to Know

The right to know about any potential hazards in the workplace, as well as the right to training and information on equipment, working conditions and hazardous substances.

The Right to Participate

The right to participate in the process of identifying and resolving workplace health and safety concerns. Workers participate as members of Joint Health and Safety Committees and ensure concerns are reported to their employer.

The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

The right to refuse unsafe work if the worker reasonably believes the task or environment is dangerous to their own health and safety or to another worker.

The Right to Worker Protection in Relation to Prohibited Action

The right to worker protection in relation to prohibited action, meaning that workers cannot be fired or disciplined for participating in Health and Safety activities.

Interested in learning more?

The following links provide additional information:

Worker’s Compensation Advocacy

Have you been injured on the job?

If you filed a claim and would like to appeal the Compensation Board’s decision, your union may be able to advocate for you, please contact your Union Representative.

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