Know Your Rights: Safety and Health at Work

April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Everyone should be safe on the job. Don’t do anything you don’t feel comfortable doing. If a place seems unsafe, don’t be afraid to stop working. Things like broken equipment or no safety gear can be dangerous. Be sure that you are protected.

Every employee has rights. It’s important to know your rights so you can be sure to be safe on the job.

Lauren has a wheelchair. There is one door that is too small. She has to take the long way around. She is often slow to help customers. She tells her boss. The door is fixed. Her customers get helped much faster!

1. Which Employee Rights is Lauren taking advantage of?
a) minimum wage
b) disability
c) workplace safety
d) workplace injury

2. Which of these can help you stay safe at work? Check all that apply.
a) Using protective gear.
b) Asking for better instructions.
c) Not listening to your boss.
d) Going online for instructions.

Answers: 1. b) 2. a) and b)

Reflect on safety guidelines found in the workplace with a FREE Safety Bulletin Poster. Then, make your own Safety Poster to be displayed at your place of work.

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