Can you refuse unsafe work?

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Can you refuse unsafe work?

Workers on provincially regulated work sites have the right to refuse to carry out any work they reasonably think will put themselves, or others, in danger. Work involving health and safety hazards that are not normal for the job is considered as dangerous condition that could trigger a work refusal.

Q. What is the employee right to know?

Employees’ right to know (the Hazard Communication Standard) covers potential job hazards and protections, including label and material safety data sheet information and other required safety training (29 CFR 1910.1200). Employees also have a right to know just how safe their workplace is.

The HCS gives workers the right to know the hazards and identities of the chemicals they are exposed to in the workplace. When workers have this information, they can participate in their employers’ protective programs and take steps to protect themselves.

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires you to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of your employees.

Q. What do SDS sheets contain?

The SDS includes information such as the properties of each chemical; the physical, health, and environmental health hazards; protective measures; and safety precautions for handling, storing, and transporting the chemical.

Q. When do you have to do right to know training?

New employees must complete training within three days of starting work and current employees must complete training annually during open enrollment. Every UNG employee must receive basic training, which provides general information about the Right to Know Act and its provisions.

Q. What do you need to know about the employee right to know?

To comply with the Employee Right-To-Know (ERTK) standard, College of Saint Benedict/ Order of Saint Benedict (CSB/OSB) must identify the hazardous substances, harmful physical agents, and infectious agents that are present in the workplace and provide information and training to employees who are “routinely exposed” to those substances or agents.

Q. What does it mean to train your employees?

Training employees is about teaching them how to perform a specific task or procedure. It’s usually focused on short-term gains—enabling employees to become better at their current job. For example: Training employees to use the latest update of your office suite Introducing the latest digital marketing tools to your marketing department

Q. What is an employee’s right to know under OSHA?

Right to Know Employees’ right to know (the Hazard Communication Standard) covers potential job hazards and protections, including label and material safety data sheet information and other required safety training (29 CFR 1910.1200).

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