crown Bill 168- It's the Law lawbook Bill 168 Requirements Workplace Violence    gun

Bill 168 RequirementsCan we help?
Conduct workplace violence risk assessmentYes
Individualize the risk assessment for each location across OntarioYes
Prepare an organization wide workplace violence policyYes
Prepare a workplace violence program Yes
Individualize the program for each location across OntarioYes
Create employee reporting and incident investigation proceduresYes
Create emergency response procedure (violence only)Yes
Implement a process to deal with incidents, complaints and threats of violenceYes
Provide Information and instruction to your employeesYes


What is Workplace violence?



Why doesn't Workplace Violence Policies & Programs work?

Contact BW Associates and use Felix P. Nater's Violence Interdiction Model™ that has been used for over the past 17 years. It's cost effective, functional and it reduces workplace violence as well as enhances workplace security awareness.

Workplace Harassment    chattypeople

Bill 168 RequirementsCan we help?
Prepare an organization wide workplace harassment policyYes
Prepare a workplace harassment programYes
Create employee reporting and incident investigation proceduresYes
Design a process to deal with incidents, complaints and threats of violenceYes
Provide Information and instruction to your employeesYes


What is Workplace Harassment?

Engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker in a workplace that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome.

Why doesn't Workplace Harassment Policies & Programs Work?

Contact BW Associates and use Dr. Gary Namie's The Work Doctor® Blueprint which is a multi-component, comprehensive approach to Workplace Bullying prevention which specializes in defining the root cause of Workplace Bulling. Dr. Namie does not use policy templates because no one-size-fits-all approach can address your specific industry or organizational bullying problems.

What is Workplace Bullying?

By "Dr. Gary Namie"

Workplace bullying as described by Dr. Namie a founder and expert of Workplace bullying is a repeated health-harming mistreatment by one or more people of an employee by:

  • i.  Verbal abuse
  • ii.  Threats, intimidation, humiliation or
  • iii.  Work interference, sabotage or
  • iv.  Exploitation of a known vulnerability, or
  • v.  A combination of any
  • -  The behaviour of bullying is harassment
  • -  Violence is either assault, including verbal forms, or battery or both
  • -  Bullying is an assaultive form of violence, sub-lethal and non-physical, not battery
  • -  Bullying is more prevalent than physical violence or threats of physical violence
  • -  Threats can be verbal or implied through physical behaviours
  • -  Verbal abuse is both bullying and violence


Domestic Violence    moneyfight

Bill 168 RequirementsCan we help?
Employers who are aware, or ought reasonably to be aware, that domestic violence may occur in the workplaceYes
Workplaces must take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect a worker at risk of physical injury.Yes
Create employee reporting and incident investigation proceduresYes
Design a process to deal with incidents, complaints and threats of violenceYes
Provide Information and instruction to your employeesYes


What is Domestic Violence?

It's not defined under the OHSA. Employers need to focus on whether this violence has progressed to the point where there is a risk of personal injury in the workplace.

Why are Employers Challenged with Domestic Violence?

There isn't any other law in Canada that has the requirements of Bill 168. Contact BW Associates and use Felix P. Nater's Violence Interdiction Model™ that has incorporated Domestic Violence into his program for over the past 17 years.

Types of Workplace Violence

By "Felix P. Nater"

By understanding the cause of the violence, perhaps we will be better able to eliminate, reduce or mitigate the risk of it occurring.

Criminal violence

Violence perpetrated by individuals who have no relationship with the organization or victim. Normally their aim is to access cash, stock, drugs, or perform some other criminal or unlawful act.

Service user violence

Violence perpetrated by individuals who are recipients of a service provided in the workplace or by the victim. This often arises through frustration with service delivery or some other by-product of the organization's core business activities.

Worker-on-worker violence

Violence perpetrated by individuals working within the organization; colleagues, supervisors, managers etc. This is often linked to protests against enforced redundancies, grudges against specific members of staff, or in response to disciplinary action that the individual perceives as being unjust.

Domestic violence

Violence perpetrated by individuals, outside of the organization, but who have a relationship with an employee e.g. partner, spouses or acquaintances. This is often perpetrated within the work setting, simply because the offender knows where a given individual is during the course of a working day.