Right to refuse to do unsafe work
All workers have the right to refuse to do work that they reasonably believe is dangerous and/or puts them or others in immediate risk of serious injury or harm.
Workers must inform their supervisor, person in control of a business or undertaking and health and safety representative of their concerns. If the matter cannot be resolved using the agreed issue resolution procedure any party to the matter may request an Access Canberra work health and safety inspector to attend the workplace.
Workers who refuse to do work on reasonable grounds are entitled to the same pay and other benefits (if any) as usual. Workers who refuse to do reasonable alternate work or leave the workplace without authorisation of the person in control of a business or undertaking are not entitled to regular pay.
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