Part 11 of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulationrequires every workplace to have written measures in place to prevent and address violence.
- Attempted or actual exercise of physical force against a person;
- Threatening statements or behavior that gives someone reason to believe physical force will be used against them.
Develop your policy in consultation with your:
- Safety and Health Committee (if you have more than 20 workers);
- Worker Representative (if you employ 5-19 workers); or
- Employees (if you have 4 or fewer workers).
Key steps include:
- Identify and assess the risk of violence;
- Establish plans to eliminate or minimize the risk;
- Outline how incidents will be reported and investigated;
- Train all staff. As the employer, you need to ensure that everyone complies with the policy.
More resources to help you develop policies:
The template is easy to personalize and can help you save time. Once your policy is done, share it will all employees and post a copy in a prominent location.
Information is also available from SafeWork Manitoba's Guide.
Visit Preventing harassment at your company for information and a template to set up your own harassment prevention policy.
CFIB’s Business Counsellors are available to help you understand Manitoba's Workplace Safety & Health requirements. You can reach us at 1-888-234-2232 or [email protected]. We look forward to helping you!