BCFED Health & Safety Center

The Right to Know

Workers have the Right to Know about any potential hazards in the workplace. You have a right to training and information on machinery, equipment, working conditions, processes and hazardous substances.
Example of a worker’s Right to Know:

  • The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Violence in the Workplace (Past experience or occurrences)
  • Ergonomics (Known Hazards)
  • Asbestos (Known Locations)
  • Employer must post WCB inspection reports

You can ask the employer to provide information on:

  • Hazards in your workplace
  • Experience of other workplaces
  • WCB orders and penalties

Rights and Responsibilities BCFED