Almost half of Canadian workers surveyed report they have witnessed or experienced some sort of inappropriate sexualized or discriminatory behaviour in the workplace.
The recently released Statistics Canada Survey on Sexual Misconduct at Work
, conducted prior to the COVID pandemic, also reports something just as disturbing—about one-third of women and one-quarter of men had not received any information from their employer on how to report sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Workers Health & Safety Centre is here to help workplaces comply with their legal duties to address workplace violence and harassment and to support efforts to create psychologically safe and healthy environments. Get started by registering for two key WHSC Mental Health at Work Training
programs offered in safe and convenient virtual classrooms.
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Meeting employer obligations. Improving working conditions.
Under Ontario’s Occupational Health & Safety Act
employers have important duties to address workplace violence and workplace harassment.
Chief among these is the requirement for employers
to develop and implement workplace violence and harassment policies and program(s) which must also include measures and procedures for reporting and investigating incidents.
Equally important, employers must also provide all workers with information and instruction
on the content of these workplace policies and related measures. The law also requires measures to address domestic violence as a potential source of workplace violence.
Federally-regulated employers also have significantly expanded duties
with regard to work place harassment and violence prevention, including an obligation to provide training to workers.
Is your joint health and safety committee prepared for this important work? We can help with that too. WHSC offers regularly scheduled JHSC Certification Training
as well as our recently updated Federal Committees and Representatives program.
All of these programs are available in our virtual classroom.
Don’t see what you need? Beyond scheduled classes,
and where participant numbers warrant, we can work with you to coordinate almost any of our training courses
in a virtual classroom for all workers, workplace representatives and supervisors.
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