Workplace Violence

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: October 15th, 2015
Topics: Workplace Violence |

In recent years, it’s become clear that employers are expected to protect workers from not only the “standard” safety hazards, such as dangerous chemicals, falls and
pinchpoints in machinery, but also other less traditional hazards, including workplace violence. You might not think that the duty to protect workers from violence
includes domestic or family violence.

But unfortunately, domestic violence can spill over into and impact the workplace, including both the targeted worker and their co-workers. So the days of considering
domestic violence to be a personal problem that employers can ignore are over.