Safety First: Work Refusal Procedure

Publication Date
March 27th, 2023

Every worker has the right to refuse work with unusual danger. “Unusual danger” means a dangerous situation or task that is not normal in a worker’s regular day-to-day work. It is a situation where workers may not have the appropriate training or knowledge to help them stay safe while completing a task. When a worker experiences unusual danger, they have the right to refuse work by following the work refusal process. See Section 13 of the Safety Act and Part IV of the Mine Health and Safety Regulations for more information.