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What Constitutes a ‘Workplace’ – Know The Laws Of Your Province

OHS laws require employers to prevent hazards at not just work sites but any settings where workers do their jobs.

OHS laws require employers to protect workers from hazards at the “workplace” or “place of employment.” These terms are defined broadly to include any site or location in which workers do or are likely to perform their job duties. That may include just about any setting, including a client’s office, business convention, vehicle or hotel where an employee stays during a business trip. That’s why employers in many province have an OHS duty to protect telecommuters who work out of their own home office. The crucial issue is how the OHS law of the jurisdiction defines what a workplace is. Here are the definitions from every jurisdiction in Canada.
Work place means any place where an employee is engaged in work for the employee’s employer (Canada Labour Code, Sec. 122(1))
Work site means a location where a worker is, or is likely to be, engaged in any occ...

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