Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board

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Workers’ Rights

Workers have the right to a safe working environment.

Workers have the right to:

  • Refuse hazardous work if it involves machinery or a situation that would pose a danger to you or others (you have a matching responsibility to report the hazard to your supervisor, who will investigate and remove the problem).
  • Identify health and safety hazards and to recommend solutions to supervisors.

Workers have the right to know:

  • About health and safety hazards.
  • About how to protect yourself from workplace hazards.
  • How to do your job safely.

Workers have the right to participate:

  • In health and safety programs.
  • In selecting representatives for those programs.
  • On health and safety bodies.