Note: The following is not meant to provide comprehensive information and guidance to workers in the construction industry. Workers should always refer to the specific requirements of the applicable standard jurisdiction in the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Act, Canada Labour Code or requirements administered by the Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board for a comprehensive listing of health and safety responsibilities and regulations.
Welcome to the NLCSA website. In Newfoundland and Labrador, most workplaces are governed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Health and safety in Newfoundland and Labrador is anchored on the principle of each of us doing our part to keep the workplace free of accidents and illnesses.
This means that we all have basic rights:
Along with these rights, come some responsibilities. These include:
One way that workers can be more aware of hazards in the workplace and be prepared to work safely around them is through training. Your employer has to ensure that you have received appropriate instructions and training. The NLCSA has a wide range of training available that was developed by the construction industry, for the construction industry. Click here to access information on our courses and schedule.
If you are interested in training, click here to access information on our courses and schedule.
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If you are interested in becoming more involved with safety at your workplace, the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO™) Program may be of interest to you. To find out more information or to apply for our NCSO™ Program, click here.
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