Occupational health and safety legislation regulates the standards of workplace health and safety with the aim to prevent workplace accidents, injuries and diseases, and outlines consequences for breaches of those standards. It details responsibilities of employers, supervisors, and employees. Generally, the legislation requires that the employer do everything they can reasonably do to protect the health and safety of their employees in the workplace.
This includes, but is not limited to:
Under the legislation, employees have the right to refuse to perform work that is unsafe.