Changes to ‘right to refuse unsafe work’ in the federal sector take effect

The new definition of ‘hazard’ and other harmful changes to Canada Labour Code rules on health and safety brought about in Bill C-4 came into effect Oct. 31, 2014.

For background, see Summary of Bill C-4 Changes to Health and Safety Provisions

The Federal Government’s Labour Program has also amended two internal policy guidelines (IPG’s) and created two new ones to govern the right to refuse provisions.

Amended are:

New are: