An employer is required to ensure that every reasonable precaution is taken to ensure the protection of workers, this includes identifying, and controlling any threats of violence and/or workplace harassment.
We provide support to employers who may not have the available internal resources to research and update policy, or to those want to bring in an independent company to support H&S culture change and reinforce the importance of compliance.
The initial stage BVS Canada take in policy development is a short meeting to better understand your business process and requirements. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about our policy process or about the act and legislation in general.
Why Are Violence & Harassment Prevention Plans Required?
The Occupational Health and Safety Act gives clear direction regarding violence and harassment. An employer is required to prepare prevention plans for workplace violence and workplace harassment. The employer is also required to review these plans with HSC, as often as is necessary, but at least once annually.
The workplace violence program shall include measures and procedures to control the risks identified as likely to expose a worker to physical injury. The program must also include measures and procedures for summoning immediate assistance when workplace violence occurs or is likely to occur.
Additionally, the program must include measures and procedures for workers to report incidents of workplace violence to the employer or supervisor and set out how the employer will investigate and deal with incidents or complaints of workplace violence.
What you Need to Have
Violence Prevention Plan
Harassment Prevention Plan
Including Policy, Procedure and Records
Training Support Recommendations
Digital & Hard Copy Available for Workers
We will review any existing violence and harassment documentation.
Develop new prevention plans for violence and harassment, which includes policy, procedure, and documentation that reflects OHS Part 27 Section 389-392.
When complete, we will meet with management and key personnel to review updated plans.