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1 300-AQX-01-IGDO © 2019, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) 1 877 494 WSPS (9777) | 905 614 1400 | WORKPLACE HARASSMENT SMALL BUSINESS TOOL – EMPLOYER TO DO LIST As of September 8, 2016, the Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out expanded rights and obligations to eliminate harassment in the workplace. This list has been developed to help employers meet their responsibilities. Indicates a legal requirement set out in OHSA Indicates a suggested good practice Notice: The information in this document is offered as a courtesy and is not legal advice. Employers remain fully responsible for ensuring compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 1. Develop a workplace policy addressing workplace harassment, including sexual harassment Post, if you have six or more workers Post in a conspicuous location Review as often as needed, or at least annually The policy should contain statements: Defining workplace harassment and workplace sexual harassment Demonstrating commitment to a healthy and safe workplace, including freedom from harassment Indicating that the policy applies to all workers – full-time, part-time, casual/contract/ temporary/seasonal, co-op students (paid and unpaid), managers Indicating that workers are protected from harassment from all sources (other workers, patients, customers, service providers, the public, etc.) Encouraging workers to report workplace harassment, experienced or witnessed Demonstrating the employer's commitment to investigate and deal with incidents and complaints in a fair and timely manner Reassuring workers that they will not be penalized for reporting an incident or participating in WSPS.CA

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