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Human Resources Guide to Preventing Workplace Violence, Second Edition
By: Norm Keith, B.A., J.D., LL.M., C.R.S.P, Goldie Bassi, B.A., LL.B., LL.M
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Includes detailed analysis of Ontario's new violence prevention law, Bill 168 and a new chapter on Violence Prevention in the Health Care Sector Get the most up-to-date information, guidance, and direction on Bill 168, An Act to Amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act with respect to violence and harassment in the workplace. Bill 168 has been passed into law and, for the first time, every employer in Ontario will have a positive duty to prevent and manage workplace violence and harassment. Discover the tools to create a comprehensive violence prevention program that systematically manages the problem of workplace violence and harassment, protects your business from legal liability, and safeguards your workers from harm. This resource fully explains:
  • What constitutes workplace violence
  • The various governing federal and provincial laws
  • The role of occupational health and safety legislation
  • Updated policies and procedures
  • The need for a systematic approach to the problem
  • How to develop a violence prevention program
  • Advice for effectively dealing with the aftermath of a violent incident
The prevalence of workplace violence in the health care sector is discussed, outlining the risk factors that can lead to violence with recommendations to combat this growing problem.
About the Author
Norm Keith, B.A., J.D., LL.M., C.R.S.P., is a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. He specializes in occupational health and safety law, wrongful dismissal litigation and workers' compensation and advises on matters including labour and employment law and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Keith has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leader in his field. He is also the first lawyer practising in Canada to achieve the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (C.R.S.P.) designation. Mr. Keith has authored/co-authored many books on employment and labour law, such as: A Practical Guide to Occupational Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Compliance in Alberta (2007), A Practical Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Compliance in Ontario, Third Edition (2006), Canadian Health and Safety Law: A Comprehensive Guide to the Statutes, Policies and Case Law (1997 and updated annually), Ontario Health and Safety Law: A Complete Guide to the Law and Procedures, with Digest of Cases (1989 and updated annually), Human Resources Guide to Preventing Workplace Violence, Second Edition (2010) and Canadian Emergency Management and Response Manual: A Guide to the Law and Practice (Carswell, 2007).

Goldie Bassi, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., is an associate Lawyer at Gowling Lafleur Henderson, where she practises employment, occupational health and safety, and workers' compensation law. Goldie represents employers and other workplace stakeholders in defending against regulatory charges. She also has significant experience in representing employers at Coroner's Inquests. In addition to providing legal representation, Goldie advises clients on how to proactively meet their obligations under occupational health and safety law and provides advice on identifying any gaps in their risk management systems. She speaks regularly on a wide range of occupational health and safety and employment law topics, including due diligence, risk management, and the Bill C-45 amendments to the Criminal Code. Goldie has published numerous articles on occupational health and safety law and on the regulatory policy implications of emerging technologies..

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