Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence
Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence, Special Report, 2000
Federal Guides & Material
HRSDC Guide to Violence Prevention in the Work Place
Provincial Guides & Material
Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety System Partners, including the workplace safety associations, Ministry of Labour and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, have developed resource material for firms to better prepare for the new workplace violence and harassment program requirements coming into effect June 15th, 2010. These resources include a document outlining the steps employers need to know to develop and implement a program and a toolkit to assist workplaces with their risk assessments for the workplace violence portion of the new requirements.
- Developing Workplace Violence and Harassment Policies and Programs: What Employers Need to Know (927 KB, 44 pages)
- Developing Workplace Violence and Harassment Policies and Programs: A Toolbox (1190 KB PDF) (1.1MB, 61 pages)
- Domestic Violence Doesn’t Stop When Your Worker Arrives at Work: What Employers Need to Know to Help (322 KB, 8 pages) (en francais), also available in Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish
- Domestic Violence Doesn’t Stop When You go to Work: How to get Help or Support a Colleague who may Need Help (311 KB, 8 pages), (en francais) also available in Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish
- Ontario Workplace Violence Guideline (English) (404 KB, 50 pages)
- Protecting Workers from Workplace Violence: What Employers Need to Know (133 KB, brochure), (en francais)
- Protecting workers from workplace
violence and workplace harassment (1MB, 2 pages)
Dementia: Understanding Risks and Preventing Violence The purpose of this book is to provide some understanding of how to prevent or minimize the risk of injury to workers when caring for people with dementia. It also provides the framework for incorporating the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation into clinical care.
In residential care, being struck or grabbed is the second most common cause of occupational injury of health care workers, after overexertion. In British Columbia, this accounts for more than 1,000 time-loss claims per year---many of which are related to caring for people with dementia. Download the WorkSafeBC Guide on Dimentia (957KB, 60 pages)
Bullying in the Workplace: A handbook for the workplace (Ontario)
Although other types of violence receive more media attention, workplace bullying has increasingly been the focus of researchers, employers, unions and health and safety professionals. Healthcare and community care organizations need new tools to improve their violence prevention strategies including methods to address workplace bullying. Download the Bullying in the Workplace Guide from the Ontario Safety Association for Community and Healthcare (732KB, 44 pages)
Identification of Risk and Prevention of Aggressive Behaviour in Residential Care
This risk assessment in residential long-term care is to provide a comparison of two workplaces, paying particular attention to the training component for prevention of aggression. This report includes the findings of the risk assessments and provides recommendations for enhancing violence prevention programs. Download this guide from the Fraser Health Authority (2MB, 41 pages)
The government of British Columbia has tabled amendments to Bill 14 which will expand the definition of violence and require employers to have formal prevention plans. "Bill 14 is a significant piece of legislation for workers and employers," said Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government Margaret MacDiarmid. "We need to make sure we have the legislation right and that its intentions are clear."
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