Aug. 31: New Workplace Violence Requirements Take Effect

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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.