Aug. 31: New Workplace Violence Requirements Take Effect


Under the new violence requirements in the OHS regulations, all companies must assess the risk of violence to workers on the job and develop and implement a violence prevention policy if the assessment identifies a risk. But regardless of the results of a risk assessment, workplaces that provide the following services must develop and follow a violence prevention policy:

  • Healthcare (see Sec. 11.8 for a description of workplaces included)
  • Pharmaceutical-dispensing
  • Education
  • Financial
  • Police, corrections or other law enforcement
  • Security
  • Crisis counselling and intervention
  • Taxi cab and transit bus
  • Retail sales between 11:00 pm and 6:00 am
  • Licensed premises as defined by the Liquor Control Act.