Your employer is responsible for ensuring your health and safety on the job.
As a worker, you have a legal right to:
Watch this WorkSafeBC video to learn more about your workplace rights and responsibilities.
If you think that you’re not properly protected against exposure to a hazard, Worksafe BC says you can stop work immediately and discuss your concern with your supervisor. You have the right to refuse unsafe work and cannot be fired for that.
If you think something might be unsafe but are not sure, discuss it with your supervisor. If you feel uncomfortable talking to your supervisor about it, talk to your parents or other adults.
You can always call WorksafeBC with questions or concerns about safety on the job. The Worksafe website also has a lot of information about worker safety, especially for young workers.
Last reviewed: March 2016
IMPORTANT: This page provides legal information, not legal advice. If you need legal advice consult a lawyer.
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