Right to Refuse Work

A worker refuses a task because he considers it dangerous. How should you react? Contact us to learn the best ways to respond to this situation. We will help you understand and analyze the reasons behind the refusal and find effective solutions to eliminate risks.

Right to Refuse: Trainings

Learn more about a worker’s right to refuse. Our comprehensive training programs will teach you how to react to avoid problematic situations in the long run.

Services & Strategies

Are you facing a complex case involving the right to refuse? You are not alone. We are here to help. Contact us today to benefit from personalized services.

A worker can refuse a task because they believe that it poses a threat to their own health or safety or that of a coworker. The employer’s response and further actions are critical to whether the organization will end up facing legal complications. Get help and avoid legal conflicts that waste time and money.

When a worker exercises his right to refuse, you must fully know what it entails before you act. This way, you will avoid costly legal troubles. Santinel helps you navigate this situation by offering support and mediation services. We are here for you when it comes to interactions with CNESST inspectors, workers, and safety representatives.

Get advice and training from our right to refuse experts. Santinel can give you useful information, advice on how to respond, and coaching. Choose to get help with our right to refuse strategies. You will benefit from our expertise and years of experience with organizations of all sizes and industries.

Contact us and you will never have to worry about right to refuse situations again.

According to article 12 of AOHS, “A worker has the right to refuse to perform particular work if he has reasonable grounds to believe that the performance of that work will expose him to a danger to his health, safety or physical well-being, or will expose another person to a similar danger.”

As any employer, you must fulfill multiple safety obligations and responsibilities which may appear complex. Santinel helps you clarify things and make sure that you respect the law and protect your employees.

Contact us to learn more about right to refuse management, intervention procedures, law-compliant forms, etc. Get help and ensure that your managers are well equipped to address this sensitive point of occupational health and safety regulations.

Simulations are by far the best way to teach your managers how to respond to right to refuse situations. We can help your supervisors practise their reactions, evaluate their own managing style, and assess the impact of their decisions.

Real-life situation exercises allow them to develop appropriate reflexes and answer their questions.
For instance, when should they contact a CNESST inspector in order to solve a conflict? Or when can work resume in order to minimize production losses?

Our simulation exercises are always adapted to your organization and teach you your roles and responsibilities, procedures that apply to right to refuse situations, specific provisions, related documentation, etc.

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When you choose Santinel, you surround yourself with a multidisciplinary team of experienced consultants who work together to meet your needs. Here is our promise: durable, positive and lasting changes within your organization.

How to Prepare for Right to Refuse Situations?

You can count on Santinel to help you avoid unpleasant surprises. We help you prepare for any context where a worker exercises his right to refuse and signals a hazardous situation.

How well prepared are you to face a right to refuse situation? If your managers are not fully equipped yet, we can help. Thanks to Santinel’s workshops and real-life exercises, your supervisors develop appropriate responses to right to refuse situations or hazardous event declarations. Your organization will get a summary of the training and recommendations to better address conflicts.

Are you well prepared to manage right to refuse situations or hazardous event declarations? Does your plan work well and leave everyone happy?
Your organization will benefit greatly from setting up a strategy in order to avoid conflicts and related drops in productivity. Santinel’s experts can assess your general needs and create a protocol for hazardous event declarations, including right to refuse situations.

Our strategies include clear and detailed procedures and worksheets that help your supervisors stay in control of the situation in the heat of the moment.Managers of all levels can be trained to apply procedures and assess risks in order to make sure that they are making the right decisions at the right time.

Santinel’s experts can also address new OHS strategies with all employees. We will ensure that your policies are conveyed in a clear way, and well understood by all. Take a proactive approach as you address complex situations and avoid unpleasant surprises. Contact us today to learn more.

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