It is fundamental to have working conditions safe, sound, and healthy, as most people spend a significant portion of their lives working.
Canada has established the right to work in a safe and healthy environment for all the workers. The legislation aims to ensure the safety of the employees against hazards in the workplace. Different provincial and territorial governments have their law; likewise, the federal government has its legislation.
Basic Right of the Worker: The right to refuse unsafe work
This is one of the most radical rights of the workers to refuse work that can expose them or their co-workers to any danger. Such a refusal must be reported to the supervisor, who investigates the concern or the employer.
What if a worker gets hurt at work?
If a worker gets sick or injured at his job, then all provinces and territories allow workers compensation benefits to the sick/injured. In case of any injury or accident, the supervisor must be informed on a priority basis. Moreover, a health-care professional such as a physician or any other concern professional must be reached out, and a claim must be filed with the worker’s compensation board.
For more information, you may visit the Labour program website.