For Young Workers

Safety level

Your Rights


Whatever your industry or position, you have rights

Here are some important points about your rights.

  • You have the right to refuse any unsafe work.
  • You have the right to know about what can hurt you.
  • You have the right to take part in your own safety.

It’s against the law for your boss to fire or penalize you for refusing or reporting unsafe work conditions. And every employer is required by law to keep your safety in mind and talk to you about it.

To report an unsafe workplace, contact the OHS Division of the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration  at 1-800-952-2687 or email