Worker Rights

All Humber employees are "workers" under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and have the following three basic rights under the Act. 

  • The Right to Know. Your supervisor is responsible for informing you about existing and potential hazards in your workplace and how to protect yourself and others.
  • The Right to Participate. You can participate in health and safety by discussing safety issues or concerns in your workplace with your supervisor. You may also have an opportunity to participate in Humber’s Joint Health and Safety Committee.
  • The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work. If you are assigned to work that you feel is unsafe, you can raise the issue with your supervisor. Under the Act, you also have the right to formally refuse unsafe work. See Humber’s refusal procedure for more details.