Workers Health & Safety Centre has released new resources to help Ontario employers meet expanded duties to address workplace harassment.
Bill 132 amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Act (the Act)
took effect September 8, 2016. They build upon changes to the Act
in 2010 which introduced employer duties to develop workplace violence and harassment policies and programs. Now, employers have more specific obligations to address workplace harassment
, including workplace sexual harassment. To help employers comply, the Ministry of Labour has also implemented a Code of Practice to Address Workplace Harassment under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act
Critically important, employers must provide information and instruction to workers on the workplace harassment policy and program. As such, WHSC has recently revised their three-hour Workplace Violence and Harassment Prevention Training
program designed to help workplace parties better understand a range of workplace violence and harassment issues, including how to fully comply with all legal obligations. The program is now available for booking
Workplace representatives will also want to check out WHSC’s revised compliance checklists
for employers and workers. Further, WHSC offers a new fact sheet, Workplace Harassment: from investigation to prevention
, a complement to updated fact sheets
on workplace violence and domestic violence in the workplace.
Check out WHSC Workplace Violence Resources
Other related resources:
MOL issues Code of Practice on workplace harassment
OHCOW Mental Injury Toolkit
MOL Workplace Violence & Workplace Harassment Resources
To learn more:
and ask to speak to a WHSC training services representative.