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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 20.8 from 2008-05-08 to 2020-12-31:

  •  (1) The employer shall develop in writing and implement emergency notification procedures to summon assistance where immediate assistance is required, in response to work place violence.

  • (2) The employer shall ensure that employees are made aware of the emergency notification procedures applicable to them and that the text of those procedures is posted at a location readily accessible to those employees.

  • (3) In the development and implementation of emergency notification procedures, the employer’s decision of whether or not to notify the police shall take into account the nature of the work place violence and the concerns of employees who experienced the work place violence.

  • (4) If the police are investigating a violent occurrence, the work place committee or the health and safety representative shall be notified of their investigation, unless notification is prohibited by law.

  • (5) The employer shall develop and implement measures to assist employees who have experienced work place violence.

  • SOR/2008-148, s. 1
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