This checklist will help you make sure you know your safety and health rights and responsibilities.
I received a safety and health orientation when:
I was first hired.
I was moved to a new area of the same workplace with different tasks.
I was moved to a different workplace.
I returned to the workplace and the tasks and hazards have changed while I was away.
I know my legal workplace safety and health rights as a worker, including my:
Right to know about hazards in the workplace and how to protect myself.
Right to participate in safety and health activities in the workplace.
Right to refuse dangerous work.
Right to exercise my safety and health rights, free from reprisal.
I know that my employer has the responsibility to:
Provide and maintain a safe workplace, safe equipment, tools and systems.
Provide workers with competent supervision.
Take precautions to ensure other persons are not exposed to safety or health risks due to workplace activities.
I know that my supervisor has the responsibility to ensure workers:
Follow safe work procedures and safety and health laws.
Use all safety devices and wear all personal protective equipment required for their job tasks.
Receive appropriate training if moved to another area and are made aware of the hazards before beginning work.
I know my legal workplace safety and health responsibilities as a worker, including my responsibility to:
Take reasonable care to protect myself and others who may be affected by my actions or omissions.
Make proper use of safety equipment, clothing and devices.
Co-operate with my workplace's safety and health committee or representative.
Co-operate with others on workplace safety and health matters.
I know how to exercise my safety and health rights and responsibilities, including:
How to look out for hazards.
How to refuse dangerous work.
How to report dangerous or unsafe conditions and actions.
I know who my supervisor is and I have their contact number.
My workplace has a joint safety and health committee or a safety and health representative. I know who the committee members are or who the representative is.
I have been made aware of and understand the workplace safety and health policies and rules at my workplace.
I received information on the hazards specific to my job.
I received training on how to do my job safely and understand the specific safe work procedures for the tools, equipment and materials I use in my job.
I work with a WHMIS-controlled substance and received WHMIS training, including where to find the MSDSs (Material Safety Data Sheets) and how to review an MSDS before handling a WHMIS-controlled substance.
I received training on the personal protective equipment (PPE) I need to wear and how to use it properly.
I received training on emergency procedures including where the exits and first aid stations are located.
I am aware of any activities I am prohibited from doing, and any areas that I am prohibited from entering in my workplace.