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  • Employees' rights and responsibilities under OSHA

     Shraddha updated 11 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Paula

    Member
    May 17, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    What are the employees’ rights and responsibilities under OSHA?

    • This discussion was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  Paula.
    • This discussion was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  Shraddha.
  • Shraddha

    Moderator
    May 17, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Paula,

    Under OHSA, employees have the following three basic rights:

    1. The right to refuse unsafe work.

    2. The Right to participate in the workplace
    health and safety activities through the Health and Safety Committee (HSC)
    or as a worker health and safety representative.

    3. The Right to know, or the right to be informed about, actual and potential dangers in the workplace.

    Employees responsibilities include the following:

    • Work in compliance with OH&S acts
      and regulations.
    • Use personal protective equipment and
      clothing as directed by the employer.
    • Report workplace hazards and dangers
      to the supervisor or employer.
    • Work in a safe manner as required by
      the employer and use the prescribed safety equipment.
    • Tell the supervisor or employer about
      any missing or defective equipment or protective device that may be
      dangerous.

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