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1 ARE YOU AS SAFE AS YOU THINK? ASK YOURSELF THREE QUESTIONS.

2 ARE YOU AS SAFE AS YOU THINK? ASK YOURSELF THREE QUESTIONS. QUESTION #1: How could I get hurt at work?

3 HOW COULD I GET HURT AT WORK? All workers have the right to know. Your rights are outlined in the provincial Occupational Health and Safety legislation. Go to for this information.www.wcb.pe.ca

4 HOW COULD I GET HURT AT WORK? Your employer has a responsibility for your safety by: Providing training Pointing out hazards Developing safe work procedures Ensuring that you are trained to use and wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as required by the task Providing proper supervision

5 HOW COULD I GET HURT AT WORK? You have a role to play in staying safe by: Learning to recognize hazards Looking for hazards everywhere Thinking of all four hazard categories Physical Chemical Biological Ergonomic Reporting hazards to a supervisor

6 HOW COULD I GET HURT AT WORK? HazardWhat could happen? How could it be corrected?

7 Photo reprinted with the permission of WorkSafe Magazine, WorkSafeBC

8 HOW COULD I GET HURT AT WORK?

9 ARE YOU AS SAFE AS YOU THINK? ASK YOURSELF THREE QUESTIONS. QUESTION #2: Do I have a say in my workplace safety?

10 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? All workers have the right to participate. Your rights are outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety legislation of your province. Go to for this information.www.wcb.pe.ca

11 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? Participating can include: Talking about safety Asking questions about safety Making suggestions about safety

12 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? A formal way to “participate” is to serve: On the Joint Health and Safety Committee, or As the Health and Safety Representative

13 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? Choose the ending that correctly completes the phrase. You have a right to participate in your workplace safety: Only if you are a fulltime worker By bringing your suggestions to your supervisor and/or the Joint Health and Safety Committee Only after you have turned 18 years old Only if you are a supervisor

14 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? Choose the ending that correctly completes the phrase. You have a right to participate in your workplace safety: Only if you are a fulltime worker By bringing your suggestions to your supervisor and/or the Joint Health and Safety Committee Only after you have turned 18 years old Only if you are a supervisor

15 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? Choose the ending that correctly completes the phrase. One good way to participate in your workplace safety is to: Volunteer to be on the Joint Health and Safety committee Have lots of imaginary conversations with your supervisor Not bother! Participating doesn’t work anyway Tell all your safety concerns to your dog

16 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? Choose the ending that correctly completes the phrase. One good way to participate in your workplace safety is to: Volunteer to be on the Joint Health and Safety committee Have lots of imaginary conversations with your supervisor Not bother! Participating doesn’t work anyway Tell all your safety concerns to your dog

17 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? Choose the ending that correctly completes the phrase. In workplaces a Joint Health and Safety Committee must: Be established when there are 20 or more workers Be 50% workers, and up to 50% management Meet regularly All of the above

18 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? Choose the ending that correctly completes the phrase. In workplaces a Joint Health and Safety Committee must: Be established when there are 20 or more workers Be 50% workers, and up to 50% management Meet regularly All of the above

19 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? Choose the ending that correctly completes the phrase. In workplaces where there are between 5 and 19 workers: A Student Council member must be chosen A worker must be selected to serve as the Health and Safety Representative There are never any safety issues A team mascot must be chosen

20 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? Choose the ending that correctly completes the phrase. In workplaces where there are between 5 and 19 workers: A Student Council member must be chosen A worker must be selected to serve as the Health and Safety Representative There are never any safety issues A team mascot must be chosen

21 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? Choose the ending that correctly completes the phrase. The Health and Safety Representative shall: Help to check into and deal with workplace safety issues Purchase whatever is needed to solve all safety concerns Be expected to stay after work hours to deal with safety issues Not be given any special training to be an OHS representative

22 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? Choose the ending that correctly completes the phrase. The Health and Safety Representative shall: Help to check into and deal with workplace safety issues Purchase whatever is needed to solve all safety concerns Be expected to stay after work hours to deal with safety issues Not be given any special training to be an OHS representative

23 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? Choose the ending that correctly completes the phrase. If your workplace doesn’t have a Joint Health and Safety Committee or a Health and Safety Rep, you should: Organize one yourself Go online to report your workplace Discuss this with your supervisor and ask about getting one set-up Not worry, because it’s not your concern anyway

24 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY? Choose the ending that correctly completes the phrase. If your workplace doesn’t have a Joint Health and Safety Committee or a Health and Safety Rep, you should: Organize one yourself Go online to report your workplace Discuss this with your supervisor and ask about getting one set-up Not worry, because it’s not your concern anyway

25 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY?

26 WORKER: Hi, Josh. Do you have a few minutes? SUPERVISOR: Sure, what’s up? WORKER: I have concern about those boxes. SUPERVISOR: What is it? WORKER: They’re really heavy. How do I move them? SUPERVISOR: Let’s go take a look. I’m glad you asked. Hi, Josh. Do you have a minute? Sure, what’s up?

27 DO I HAVE A SAY IN MY WORKPLACE SAFETY?

28 ARE YOU AS SAFE AS YOU THINK? ASK YOURSELF THREE QUESTIONS. Question #3: When do I say, “No!”?

29 WHEN DO I SAY, “NO!” ? All workers have the right to refuse unsafe work. Your rights are outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety legislation of your province. Go to for this information.www.wcb.pe.ca

30 WHEN DO I SAY, “NO!” ? But... “refusing” isn’t easy. See next slide for some other ways to say, “No.” Stand up to my boss?! That’s hard to do!! What if I get in trouble? I’m not good at saying, “No.”

31 WHEN DO I SAY, “NO!” ? How else can I refuse without saying, “No!”? “Can I ask you something?” “I have a concern...” “I don’t feel comfortable doing this...” “Is there a safer way to do this?” “This just doesn’t feel safe.”

32 WHEN DO I SAY, “NO!” ? If refusing to do unsafe work is such a hassle, is it even worth the trouble? What do you think?

33 WHEN DO I SAY, “NO!” ? To refuse unsafe work: Step 1 - Talk with your supervisor Step 2 (If that doesn’t work)– Talk with your Health and Safety Representative or someone on the Joint Health and Safety Committee Step 3 (If that doesn’t work either) - Call the OHS Division

34 WHEN DO I SAY, “NO!” ? Here are some work situations where you may need to exercise your Right to Refuse. Being asked to work alone without good security measures Being told to use new equipment, without being trained Being expected to use equipment that is broken Not being told about or given proper PPE Noticing changes in tasks, materials, or settings, with no additional safety training

35 WHEN DO I SAY, “NO!” ? No!

36 WHEN DO I SAY, “NO!” ?

37 ARE YOU AS SAFE AS YOU THINK? ASK YOURSELF THREE QUESTIONS. How could I get hurt at work? Do I have a say in my workplace safety? When do I say, “No!”? JUST ASK THEM.

38 FOR MORE INFORMATION On Prince Edward Island Youth Education Consultant Clare Waddell (902)


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