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Safety Exemption

Safety Exemption

A safety exemption is the principle that if a worker has reasonable concerns about an immediate or imminent risk to their health or safety, they have the right to stop performing the work they believe is putting them at risk. This is not industrial action and the rules that determine when protected industrial action can be taken do not apply.

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  • A safety exemption is stopping work due to a reasonable concern about a risk to health and safety.
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