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Are Students and Volunteers Workers?

This fact sheet provides information on the conditions under which the Occupational Health and Safety Act applies to volunteers and students.

Health and Safety Committee/ Health and Safety Representative Training Program

HSCs and HS representatives help ensure fundamental workers’ rights to know and to participate. For the HSC/HS representatives to effectively fulfill their duties and responsibilities outlined in the legislation, they must receive specific training on their respective roles.

Les étudiants et les bénévoles sont-ils des travailleurs?

L’OHS Act (loi sur la santé et la sécurité au travail) protège tous les travailleurs, qu’ils soient rémunérés ou non. Les bénévoles ont toujours été couverts par la définition de « travailleur » aux termes des lois qui régissent la santé et la sécurité au travail (SST). Des modifications ont été apportées à la loi afin de préciser que les bénévoles et les étudiants sont considérés comme des travailleurs (une exemption s’applique à certains groupes, notamment les bénévoles qui travaillent sur des fermes et des ranchs).

Occupational health and safety & the non-profit sector, what you should know

OHS considers non-profit organizations employers because they engage a worker and/or a volunteer to do an activity.

Occupational health and safety (OHS) guide for firefighting

This bulletin describes the minimum standards to which a fire service must comply under occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation.

Occupational health and safety and the internal responsibility system (IRS)

The core of the internal responsibility system (IRS) is that workers and employers are responsible for health and safety at the worksite. It is about everyone’s responsibility and inspires everyone to participate in OHS, even when no one is looking.