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Workplace Safety

Includes information on workplaces safety and workers’ rights to refuse unsafe work.

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "My employer doesn't give me appropriate protective clothing to wear at work."
  • "I refused to do unsafe work so my boss cut my hours."
  • "I reported that my co-worker's partner has been showing up at work and threatening my co-worker. Nothing has been done and I'm worried for our safety."

Legal Services and Information

Records for Workplace Safety
Title Description
Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
Workers Health & Safety Centre Offers a comprehensive package of health and safety training solutions range from ready-made packages to customized versions adapted for individual workplaces
Ontario. Office of the Worker Adviser Independent agency of the Ontario Ministry of Labour * advises and represents non-union workers who have been injured at work or who have been threatened…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance. Referrals…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization * links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to…
College of Optometrists of Ontario Regulates the optometry profession in Ontario * investigates complaints * website has Find an Optometrist section
Workers' Action Centre Covid-19 -- support available by telephone; all in-person meetings and workshops cancelled until further noticeWorkers rights education information and referral on work-related issues such as…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services