WorkPlace BC sends out reminder on workplace violence…


Saturday, April 1, 2023 – 7:45 AM|

Lone workers may be at increased risk of confrontations or even violence, particularly if they are on shift during late-night hours.  

Employers must identify potential hazards and implement measures to eliminate or minimize

the risk of harm for workers who work alone or in isolation. This may include providing workers with communication means, such as a radio or phone, or a check-in system.  

WorkSafeBC emphasizes the need for regular interval check-ins to ensure workers’ well-being. With set time intervals, emergency rescue provisions, and designated persons responsible for keeping track of check-ins.  

“Violence can have a significant physical and psychological impact on workers,” said Nakahara. “Employers must identify and address the risk of violence in their workplace and it’s important to involve workers in this process.” 

Nakahara adds that for employers with more than 20 employees, the violence prevention program should be developed and implemented in cooperation with the joint health and safety committee.  

Written and released by WorkSafe BC

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