June 4: Student Workers Should Know Safety Rights

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The government encouraged students workers and those seeking jobs this summer to know their labour and OHS rights and responsibilities. All workers should know about minimum wage, overtime, holiday and other entitlements. And they should be aware that they have the right to:

  • Know and be trained in safe work practices
  • Participate in health and safety matters directly or through a JHSC
  • Refuse work if they have reasonable cause to believe the work, equipment or environment poses an undue risk of injury.