Last month, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved 3 new Occupational Health and Safety policies concerning workplace bullying and harassment.  The following new policies take effect on November 1, 2013:

  • Employer Duties – Workplace Bullying and Harassment – D3-115-2;
  • Worker Duties – Workplace Bullying and Harassment – D3-116-1; and
  • Supervisor Duties – Workplace Bullying and Harassment – D3-117-2.

The Board of Directors’ resolution and the new policies can be reviewed at: WorkSafeBC Regulation and Policy

The new policies set out the general duties and obligations of employers, workers and supervisors in connection with bulling and harassment in the workplace.

Effective November 1, 2013, the Prevention Manual will be updated to include these new policies.  Within the next six months, WorkSafeBC will also publish a new guideline and toolkit to assist employers, unions and employees with compliance in this area.  We will keep you posted.