You have the right under the Saskatchewan's Occupational Health and Safety Act to refuse work that you believe, on reasonable grounds, is unusually dangerous to you or anyone else in the workplace. An unusual danger can include a danger that's not normal; a danger that would normally stop work; or a situation in the workplace for which you are not properly trained, equipped or experienced.
If you are going to refuse unsafe work, your first step is to immediately inform your supervisor. Once you report your concern, the work will be investigated. You may refuse the work until you are convinced that sufficient steps are taken to satisfy you that the work is safe or until the Occupational Health and Safety Committee or an Occupational Health and Safety Officer has investigated and advised otherwise.
A worker may not be discriminated against for exercising their rights under The Act.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
Read Section 23 of The Occupational Health and Safety Act.
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