Bill 168

Bill 168 requires employers to undertake risk assessments and develop programs and policies on workplace violence and harassment. If the proper policies are not in place, organizations can be penalized.

Bill 168 came into force on June 15, 2010, as an amendment to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It is now law, and deals with workplace violence and harassment. Employers must enact measures to: assess and control the risk of workplace violence; summon immediate assistance when workplace violence takes place or is likely to take place-or when a threat of violence is made; enable workers to report incidents of threats of workplace violence to the employer, and determine how the employer would investigate and address incidents, complaints or threats of workplace violence. Bill 168 also requires that employers educate workers about the policies and programs. Rudner MacDonald helps you to meet the legislation’s requirements and ensure that you do not run afoul of the law.