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Toward a Respectful Workplace: WorkSafeBC's Resources for Preventing and Addressing Workplace Bullying and Harassment

June 26, 2014
Recorded in June, 2014

This presentation was given at the Creating and Sustaining Psychologically Healthy Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice conference that was held on June 26-27, 2014.
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Bullying and harassment is an issue of growing concern. Historically, occupational health and safety policies have focused on promoting and maintaining physical health at work. New initiatives are broadening OHS to draw attention to the importance of building psychologically healthy workplaces as well.

This presentation will give participants a clearer understanding of:

  • WorkSafeBC's Occupational Health and Safety policies regarding workplace bullying and harassment
  • the difference between mental health disorder claims and bullying and harassment complaints
  • what is and what is not covered under the definition of workplace bullying and harassment
  • the duties of employers, supervisors, and workers with regard to workplace bullying and harassment
  • WorkSafeBC's online tool kit, aimed at providing practical resources to help workplace parties to meet their legal duties under the Workers' Compensation Act

 

Susan Dixon
Manager, Knowledge Transfer, Research Services, WorkSafeBC

Susan is an expert in the field of communications and research, specializing in workplace health and safety, as well as sex/gender and health studies. Since 2010, she has worked with WorkSafeBC’s research program, helping to build knowledge translation and exchange. During that time she has also been involved in the development and dissemination of the Domestic Violence in the Workplace Tool Kit, launched in March 2012, and the Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace Tool Kit, released by WorkSafeBC in October 2013.



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