What every doctor should know about workplace violence prevention compliance
Yet again, the Ontario government has imposed significant duties on the province's employers, through far-reaching and rather surprising amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Each of us, as Ontario employers, is now required by law to do the following:
(1) develop a policy on workplace violence; and
(2) develop and maintain a program on workplace violence (including training staff).
MBC can help you comply with your surprisingly onerous obligations under the new law with a comprehensive program that will "do it all" for you. It is important to hire a firm that is expert in the relevant issues. MBC believes that it is reasonable to anticipate that the Ministry of Labour will plan an upcoming heightened enforcement campaign (a.k.a. "blitz") on the issue. Clearly the government intends that all of us Ontario employers take this very seriously: individuals are subject to fines of up to $25,000 and 12 months imprisonment, and corporations to fines of up to $500,000.
Most other provinces in Canada have followed suit with legislation focused on preventing harassment and violence in the workplace.
Contact us and we will take care of your compliance for you.