Ontario Ministry of Labour's Website: A Go-to Source for Workplace Safety and Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Now that the summer is upon us, many people are working in new jobs. Whether you are new to your job or in the case of many young people, new to a summer job, it's a good idea for you to become familiar with your rights as an employee. I remember a few years back, there were a plethora of ads from the Ontario government about young people who had accidents at work, in some cases, the accidents were fatal. They were asked to use eg. heavy equipment for which they had no training.
You should know that an employee can't be disciplined for refusing unsafe work. If that happens to you, this disciplinary action is considered a reprisal and is banned by the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety law. Lots of good information touch on the topics of what can a worker do about unsafe conditions at work, does Ontario have a 'working alone" regulation, and information aimed at new and young workers