It's Your Job!

Young Workers

You're under 25. And you're eager to work and contribute your ideas. Did you know that you have rights protecting you against workplace health and safety hazards, and to ensure that you are treated fairly? Employers and supervisors have duties under the law to protect you. Check out our resources below to learn more about your rights and responsibilities on the job.

Occupational Health and Safety Act coverage expanded to unpaid co-op students and learners in work placements, effective November 20, 2014. Learn More

Summer Safety Blitz

Summer Safety Blitz

We’re focusing on the safety of new and young workers during a four-month blitz.

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Video Contest

Video Contest

And The Winners Are…

Watch the winning videos of the “It’s Your Job” Ontario secondary school contest..


Spot the Fall Hazards

Spot the Hazards

Learn to identify common hazards that could lead to falls.

• Kitchen
• Health Care
• Construction
• Mining

Pains and Strains In The Workplace

Pains and Strains in the Workplace

Most pains and strains at work are preventable. Find out how.

Filing a Complaint

Think your employer is not following the ESA or that you are owed money? Find out more about your rights and how to file a claim.

More Resources


Find out how to be safe at work and how to be treated fairly.

Health and Safety Partners

The ministry works closely with its partners to protect worker’s health and safety on the job.

Passport to Safety

An innovative national health and safety on-line test, offering teens, workers 20 and over and supervisors the opportunity to test their health and safety knowledge.


What student volunteers should know about their rights and responsibilities.

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Employment Standards Information Centre

GTA: 416-326-7160
Canada-wide: 1-800-531-5551
TTY: 1-866-567-8893

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Health and Safety Contact Centre

Toll-free: 1-877-202-0008
TTY: 1-855-653-9260

  • Report incidents, critical injuries or fatalities.
    If this is an emergency call 911 immediately.
  • Workplace health and safety inquiries.
  • Report unsafe work practices.

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