The Manitoba Government has introduced amendments (pdf) to the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation requiring employers to protect workers from psychological harassment. Although the Regulation previously required employers to protect workers from harassment, it defined harassment based on the definition in the Human Rights Code and did not protect workers from psychological harassment, intimidation or bullying. The amendments change the definition of harassment to include "severe conduct that adversely affects a worker's psychological or physical well-being". Employers will have until February 1, 2011 to comply with the new requirements.