No matter where you work, you should always be aware of matters that affect your safety and well-being. In the following section you will find information about federal and provincial workplace legislation and Occupational Health and Safety.Workplace Legislation
It is important to learn about your rights and responsibilities as an employee. The Occupational Health and Safety Act provides for the promotion, coordination, administration and enforcement of occupational safety and health in the Province. The Act places certain duties on employers, employees, self-employed persons, constructors, contractors, professionals, owners, suppliers and providers of occupational health and safety services.
As Nova Scotia labour standards legislation does not apply to all industries and job categories, these rights may also be guaranteed by federal laws or by union contracts.
You may also wish to contact the Employment Rights - Nova Scotia Labour and Workforce Development to obtain more information.
As a worker you should be aware of your safety rights and responsibilities to help maintain a hazard-free working environment for yourself and others. The Occupational Health and Safety Act provides the framework to ensure safe and healthy workplaces.