June 15: Workplace Violence and Harassment Requirements Took Effect

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The changes to the OHS Act embodied in Bill 168 took effect. Employers are now required to:

  • Develop and communicate workplace violence and harassment prevention policies and programs to workers
  • Assess the risks of workplace violence and take reasonable precautions to protect workers from possible domestic violence in the workplace
  • Allow workers to remove themselves from harmful situations if they’ve reason to believe that they’re at risk of imminent danger due to workplace violence.