Right to Refuse Dangerous Work

The general right of the employer to direct work is balanced by an employee’s right to refuse work they believe presents a condition that is dangerous to the health and safety of themselves or other employees present at the worksite. The Work Refusal Procedure and Worksite Inspection Form (PDF) detail the steps employees and supervisors/managers must follow in order to address and document a work refusal.

Reference: Right to refuse dangerous work – Alberta OH&S Act Section 31