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Are Students and Volunteers Workers?

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

The definition of "worker" is broad enough in the OHS Act to include a student, the definition of "employer" is difficult to apply to a school. This resource will explain how the Act defines these two.

Hazardous footwear

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Footwear that differs from what is worn for everyday use can put workers at an increased risk of injuries from slips, trips, and falls. Recent changes to the OHS Code clarify that employers cannot require workers to use footwear that may pose risk to their health and safety.

If an incident happens on your farm or ranch - Poster

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A poster that describes what to do when a incident happens on your farm or ranch.

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

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