Preventing violence in your Manitoba workplace | CFIB
Part 11 of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation requires some workplaces to have written measures in place to prevent and address violence.
Compulsory workplaces include:
- Retailers that are open between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
- Licensed premises under the The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act
- Healthcare services
- Pharmaceutical-dispensing services
- Education services
- Financial services
- Law enforcement services
- Security services
- Crisis counselling and intervention services
- public transportation (eg. taxi cabs)
- 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.
Information is available from SafeWork Manitoba's Guide.
How about your company's harassment-prevention policy?
Visit Preventing harassment at your Manitoba company for information and a template to set up your own harassment prevention policy.
CFIB’s Business Advisors are available to help you understand Manitoba's Workplace Safety & Health requirements. You can reach us at 1-833-568-2342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.