Refusal of Unsafe Work

Workers have the right to refuse unsafe work. If you have a reasonable cause to believe that performing a job or task puts you at risk, it is your right to not perform that job or task. Notify your supervisor immediately of this as they must investigate the matter and correct it if possible. A detailed flowchart has been created outlining all the steps to take and means of escalation: Refusal of Unsafe Work Flowchart

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A supervisor or employer representative must document any refusal of unsafe work.  Please refer to the Employer Investigation Report for guidance.