Getting Help at WorkSafeNB
WorkSafeNB is committed to protecting all New Brunswick workers.
We are here to answer your questions about:
- Safety at work.
- Your basic rights.
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Compensation claims if you've been injured.
- What you're entitled to under the Workers' Compensation Act.
So, what happens if you do call WorkSafeNB, asking for help enforcing your rights?
(If you've got visions of emergency vehicles descending on your jobsite with sirens blaring, relax.)
When you call WorkSafeNB at 1 800 222-9775, press "6" to speak to an operator. Ask to speak with a health and safety officer. Tell them your story. In all likelihood, the officer will visit your workplace to determine if there's been a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
But don't worry! Every effort is made to protect your identity. If the officer is asked why they're making a visit, they can make a simple excuse without naming names, for example:
"An anonymous tip was made."
"Someone driving by your work site phoned in a concern."
There are some occasions when the employer might be able to figure out the source of the complaint. If you're worried this might happen, and it's safe to wait a day or so, the officer can delay their visit for a short while. If you're concerned, please raise this issue with the officer when you make the call.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, it's better to be safe than sorry. Don't hesitate to call WorkSafeNB (1 800 222-9775) and ask.
For more information on WorkSafeNB's services for workers, please visit worksafenb.ca.
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