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Violence in the Workplace Worker Training Module 7. Worker Focused Safety Program. Module 7 Domestic Violence. Worker Focused Safety Program. What this module will cover. Domestic Violence Definition How We Know, Now We Know Responsibilities Safety Response Who gets to know Conclusion.

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module 7 domestic violence
Module 7Domestic Violence

Worker Focused Safety Program

what this module will cover
What this module will cover
  • Domestic Violence
    • Definition
    • How We Know, Now We Know
    • Responsibilities
    • Safety Response
    • Who gets to know
    • Conclusion
  • Although we sometimes think of domestic violence as a private, family problem, it does not stop when your employees come to work.
  • As workplace incidents have proven, domestic violence can have deadly consequences.
workplace avenues
Workplace Avenues
  • Domestic violence can enter the workplace through:
    • Disruptive phone calls
    • Harassing emails
    • Inappropriate visits by the abuser
    • Threats of harm to the victim’s co-workers
    • Physical violence in the workplace
legal obligations
Legal Obligations
  • According to the Workers Compensation Act (sections 172–177) and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (s4.24–4.31), employers have a legal duty to protect workers from violence arising out of their employment.
  • Under certain circumstances, this may include violence arising from domestic situations.
address the risk
Address the Risk
  • When you learn of a threat – assess the risk – Use Threat Assessment Form
  • According to the Regulation, employers must conduct a risk assessment if there is interaction between employees and persons other than co-workers that might lead to threats or assaults
eliminate or minimize risk
Eliminate or Minimize Risk
  • If the threat of violence is imminent, the Administrator will:
  • Contact the police immediately.
  • Take steps to eliminate or minimize the risk to workers — for example, secure the premises.
  • When non-imminent threats exist, employers must establish procedures, and practices to address the risk
instructing workers
Instructing Workers
  • Inform staff of a hazard as soon as it is identified
    • This includes any staff who may reasonably encounter the individual posing the risk in the normal course of their employment
  • There is no duty to inform all workers
    • A balance must be struck between the obligation to inform and worker confidentiality
  • If a violent incident occurs, obligations under sections 172 to 177 of the Workers Compensation Act and s3.4 of the Regulation to report and/or investigate the incident and take the appropriate action are initiated
  • If a worker is injured in a violent workplace incident, advise her/him to consult with a physician
  • SD61 takes all forms of domestic abuse seriously, including criminal harassment (stalking)
  • Acts and threats of violence, stalking, and breaching protection orders are all crimes and will be reported to the police