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Roles and Responsibilities

As per the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) (external link) , all employees at Toronto Metropolitan University, including students, faculty and staff have the right to:

  • know about hazards;
  • participate in workplace health and safety matters; and
  • refuse unsafe work.


TMU’s Environmental Health And Safety System Policy outlines the roles of various parties within the university and the distribution of authority, responsibility and accountability for environmental health and safety on campus.

Get informed

Our employees deserve assurance of a healthy and safe work, learning, research, teaching, living and recreational environment, and of a culture of civility. Learn more about your right to refuse unsafe work and the role of the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC), departmental safety officers (DSOs), fire wardens and first aiders.