The chapter describes the circumstances under which a worker has the right to refuse work. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, a worker may refuse to do a job if they believe that any equipment, machine, device, or thing they are required to use or operate is likely to endanger themselves or others.
Additionally, workers may refuse work if they believe that the physical condition of the workplace or a part there of is likely to endanger themselves or others. This can include issues related to building condition, housekeeping, or other physical hazards.
Finally, if workers believe that there is a contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in their workplace, they may also refuse work.
Apart from work refusal, also learn about the following in detail:
- Report of a Refusal
- Roles and Responsibilities for all Workplace Parties