Brothers and Sisters,
Please take the time to read the below article and remember everyone has the right to refuse, everyone has the right to be safe. Please look out for yourself and others.
Article 14.05 Right to Refuse
(a) The Union recognizes and the Company accepts the
responsibility to make adequate provision for the safety
and health of the employees during the hours of their
(b) As per section 23 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
and Regulations a worker may refuse to do any particular
act or series of acts at work which they have reasonable
grounds to believe are unusually dangerous to their health
or safety or the health and safety of any other person at the
place of employment, until sufficient steps have been taken
to satisfy them otherwise, or until the Joint Safety, Health
and Environment Committee or occupational health officer
has investigated the matter and advised them otherwise.
Should this section of the act be eliminated or revised to a
lesser standard this article shall then apply.
(c) No worker will be disciplined for exercising their right to
refuse unsafe work. The worker will be offered other work at
their regular job class until the matter is resolved. No other
employee will be assigned the work in question until such
time as the requirements specified in the Occupational
Health and Safety Act and Regulations dealing with the
right to refuse have been satisfied.
(d) The Joint Safety, Health and Environment Committee will
be given access to all Material Safety Data Sheets relevant
to products/chemicals used in the Plant. A copy of the
approved product request form as well as the product’s
MSDS sheet will be forwarded to the Co-Chairs of the Joint
Safety, Health and Environment Committee. Employees
will be trained on the safe handling and use of such