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Bill 168 – Meeting your obligations for violence and harassment prevention


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There’s lots of talk in Ontario’s workplaces and online about workplace violence and harassment and the Bill 168 amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Hopefully by now the message is getting through, and employers are taking the steps to prepare for the June 15 deadline. (That’s about three weeks away!)

Whether you’re prepared or not, there’s lots you can learn about Meeting Your New Obligations for Violence and Harassment Prevention at the final session of the Ontario Employment Law Conference on June 2, 2010.

You might say, “But I’m ready. My company has got a plan in place that aligns with the new law.”

And you might be right. But the key element of this presentation isn’t simply creating a plan that complies with the basic requirements of the law; it’s developing and implementing a workplace violence and harassment program that operates effectively, and making sure that staff, from the bottom to the top, understand their obligations. That means everything from preparing employees to handle incidents of violence and harassment when they occur to creating a work environment where everyone understands the dangers of violence and harassment and the importance of preventing or eliminating them.

You won’t be sorry for information from a legal perspective, no matter how far along with your planning—maybe this session will answer those final questions that are keeping you from wrapping up your workplace violence and harassment prevention program.

Of course, there is much more – Register for the 2010 Employment Law Conference, and Learn the latest! brought to you by First Reference and Stringer Brisbin Humphrey. (Registrations now closed)

Adam Gorley
First Reference Human Resources and Compliance Editor

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Adam Gorley

Adam Gorley is a copywriter, editor and researcher at First Reference. He contributes regularly to First Reference Talks, Inside Internal Controls and other First Reference publications. He writes about general HR issues, accessibility, privacy, technology in the workplace, accommodation, violence and harassment, internal controls and more. Read more
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