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Workplace Violence

Everyone has a right to a workplace free from violence as far as is reasonably practicable. Supervisors have a responsibility to advise workers about the known potential for violence which may occur and what steps should be taken to eliminate or at least reduce the risk of harm. Workers have a responsibility to report concerns to supervisors so they can be acted on to protect others in the workplace.

Violence is defined under the Workplace Safety and Health Act as the use of force against a person, or any statement, action or gesture which could cause a reasonable person to believe that force may be used against them. When such situations occur they must be documented and reported to the supervisor and the safety office.

See the procedures for addressing Workplace Violence here.

Workplace Violence Reporting Guide

Workplace Violence Report Form

Workplace Violence Witness Statement