Bullying & Harassment Policies Enforced Starting Friday

By November 1, 2013Business, Business News

The new provisions against bullying and harassment are being enforced as of Friday, November 1, 2013.

According to the WorkSafeBC website, “There’s growing evidence that exposure to bullying and harassment in the workplace has serious negative outcomes. It can take many forms, including verbal aggression, personal attacks, and other intimidating or humiliating behaviours. WorkSafeBC has developed OHS policies, effective November 1, 2013, to help workers, employers and supervisors prevent and address workplace bullying and harassment.

“The resources below make up our online “tool kit” and will assist workplace parties to comply with their legal duties outlined in the OHS policies. The tool kit also provides information, training tools and templates that workplaces can adapt to meet their individual needs. If you have any questions about the resources, please contact policy@worksafebc.com.

“If you witness or experience bullying and harassment in the workplace, follow the procedures set out by your employer. For safety questions about workplace bullying and harassment, contact the Prevention Information Line: 604 276-3100 (Lower Mainland) or 1 888 621-7233 (toll-free within B.C. and Alberta). Please do not report incidents or make complaints through the feedback link or survey on this webpage.

According to the FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC, “The Make It Safe Manufacturers Saftey conference, which brings together health and safety professionals, service providers and representatives from manufacturing and industry from all over BC, is expected to attract a record number of exhibitors and delegates on November 6 and 7.”

WorkSafeBC and other experts will be on hand to discuss Bullying and Harassment as well and Mental Health in the Workplace.

In advance of the two-day conference there will be two days of Pre-Conference Training on November 4 and 5.

For more information on the training sessions and to register click here.

To register for the conference click here.

The main theme of the conference is Mental Health in the Workplace.

From WorkSafeBC and FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC


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