from the WSIB
Violence can happen in any workplace. However, people whose jobs involve any of the following factors are at increased risk of workplace violence:
Everyone in the workplace must be committed to, and involved in creating, a workplace violence prevention program: employers, workers, the joint health and safety committee, and unions.
Follow these five steps to prevent workplace violence:
1. Establish violence prevention policy and standards.
2. Conduct a risk assessment.
3. Control violence hazards through workplace design and work practices.
4. Educate and train your workers on how to prevent violence.
5. Regularly inspect your workplace and review your program to ensure standards are maintained.
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