Workplace Violence

Violence in the workplace has become an unfortunate reality. Recent events in Saskatchewan have served as reminders that workplace violence can affect all professions and types of workplaces, even hospitality. Does your organization have a Violence Prevention policy in place? Do you or your employees know what to do if faced with a violent confrontation? As an employer and/or a business owner it is important to have a plan in place to protect all employees.

Struggling on where to begin? Let the SHSA help! Contact one of our Safety Advisors or check out the following resources, which includes the development of a Violence Prevention Policy:

Violence Policy Template 

SHSAtv Presents: Preventing Workplace Violence

Article – Workplace Violence: Have You Done Enough?

Poster – Workplace Violence Prevention 

Section 3-21 of The Saskatchewan Employment Act outlines the employer’s responsibility for developing and implementing a policy to deal with violence in the workplace. The violence policy and prevention plan must be in writing and readily available to all employees.

 

News Related Stories on Violence:

Three people are facing charges after police said a Saskatoon taxi driver was assaulted and robbed. Article

Saskatoon police use Taser after man allegedly ‘lunged’ at officers while barricaded in hotel room. Article  

Saskatoon hotel worker taped to chair, robbed while on the job. Article

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