Preventing workplace violence: Bill 168
Bill 168 became law on June 15, 2010.
This new legislation is an addition to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The changes strengthen protections for workers from workplace violence and workplace harassment.
Bill 168 requires employers to have policies and programs in place to deal with workplace violence, workplace harassment and domestic violence that may occur in the workplace.
Employers are required to:
- Have procedures in place for workers to report incidents
- Investigate incidents of workplace violence, harassment or threats of violence
- Give workers information about the policies and programs
What it means to your workplace
Find out more about what Bill 168 means to you and your workplace:
- MOL Guidelines: Workplace Violence and Harassment: Understanding the Law
- Occupational Health & Safety Council of Ontario Workplace Prevention Series:
- Prevention Series booklets provide information specifically on Domestic Violence Prevention available as free downloads from Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA)