Health and Safety at Work

Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

The OHSA 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 Learn to Work Safe site. 

For more information visit Safe at Work Ontario, where you can find contact information,
or call: Health and Safety Contact Centre toll-free at 1-877-202-0008