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Ontario Bill 168: Workplace Violence—Prevention and Response

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Ontario Bill 168 now known as Section 32 of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario OHSA) was finalized as law and went into effect for Ontario employers on June 15, 2010. It represents a significant change in how, and to what extent, both workplace violence and harassment are regulated in Ontario workplaces.

Organizations that are committed to a safe and respectful work environment for staff, visitors, clients, and guests realize that the workplace culture directly impacts the satisfaction, security, and morale of employees. Unfortunately, that culture is often influenced by the all-too-real possibility of violence. As with other types of emergencies, employees need to be ready to conduct themselves with integrity and professionalism if violence erupts.

This 60-minute webinar offers practical response skills and proven strategies that are vital during the critical moments of a crisis. The webinar will:
  • Look at workplace violence as a continuum of behaviour.
  • Discuss the impact of workplace violence.
  • Examine how minimizing workplace violence starts with the workplace culture.
  • Provide a general overview of Ontario Bill 168 relative to workplace violence.