In 2016, Bill 132 was introduced, requiring updates, changes, and additions to existing Workplace Violence and Harassment Programs. In 2010, the Occupational Health and Safety Act was amended to include workplace violence and harassment as an occupational hazard.
All provincial workplaces employing over five employees must have a developed and implemented workplace violence and harassment program. The amendment to the Act requires the employer to develop and post workplace violence and harassment polices, perform a risk assessment for workplace violence, and develop specific procedures to respond to any violent or harassing behaviour arising from the nature, type, or conditions of work. Additionally, Bill 132 now demands an updated process for reporting, new definitions for violence and harassment, and the inclusion of sexual harassment in the workplace policy.
Our consultant can visit your workplace and develop a violence and harassment program specific to your needs and your work environment.
- Send an optional Workplace Violence Questionnaire in advance of the consultant’s arrival
- Tour the facility and conduct a physical inspection and risk assessment
- Develop Workplace Violence and Harassment Policy
- Develop Workplace Violence and Harassment Program
- Deliver an electronic program and report with recommendations
Employers looking to have a Workplace Violence and Harassment Program developed
OHSA s. 32.0.2 (1)