What is Bill 168?

In December 2009, the Ontario Legislature passed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to help protect workers against workplace violence and harassment. The legislation will come into effect June 15, 2010.

Are you like many employers and behind in your compliance with this new legislation?

This legislation entails new obligations for all employers requiring them to address workplace violence / harassment and domestic violence that may occur in the workplace by:

Why should you care?

Non-compliance with Bill 168 could result in a Ministry of Labour inspector issuing you or your business a significant fine. The maximum penalties for a contravention of OHSA or its regulations are set out in Section 66 (4). A successful prosecution could, for each conviction, result in:

How Artemis Consultants can help

These new requirements can be confusing and overwhelming. We will provide practical, time-saving advice to help you identify the steps you will need to take in becoming compliant. We’ll help you implement workplace violence and harassment policies and programs that are customized to your organization’s specific needs and will seamlessly integrate with your current operations so you can remain focused on your business.

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* Paragraph 66 (4) defines individuals as “any manager, agent, representative, officer, director or supervisor of the accused, whether a corporation or not”.

 

Bill 168

This legislation entails new obligations for all employers requiring them to address violence / harassment and domestic violence that may occur in the workplace


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