The Incident: Workplace Safety and Health for Newcomers

This resource DVD resource was produced by Manitoba Immigration and Multiculturalism, to create awareness of workplace safety rights and responsibilities among Manitoba newcomers. The video tells the story of a newcomer who agrees to do a job without receiving proper training. Through one dangerous incident, she learns many important lessons:

  • There are roles and responsibilities for workplace safety and health.
  • A worker has rights – the right to know about hazards, the right to participate in making work safe and the right to refuse dangerous tasks.
  • There is a procedure to refuse dangerous work and the employer must investigate. A worker has the right to protection from discrimination and harassment.  This means that the worker doesn’t have to be afraid of losing his or her job.

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