Regulations


Federal




Workplace Violence Definition:

..."any action, conduct, threat or gesture of a person towards an employee in their workplace that can reasonably be expected to cause harm, injury or illness to that employee."

http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/labour/workers_compensation/index.shtml 

Provincial


British Columbia

 

Workplace Violence Definition:

..."attempted or actual exercise of physical force by a person other than a worker, so as to cause injury to a worker, and includes any threatening statement or behaviour which causes a worker to reasonably believe he or she is at risk."
    

Workplace Conduct Definition:

"improper activity or behaviour" includes

(a) the attempted or actual exercise by a worker towards another worker of any physical force so as to cause injury, and includes any threatening statement or behaviour which gives the worker reasonable cause to believe he or she is at risk of injury, and

(b) horseplay, practical jokes, unnecessary running or jumping or similar conduct.

http://www.worksafebc.com    

Alberta



Workplace Violence Definition:

..."the threatened, attempted or actual conduct of a person that causes or is likely to cause physical injury."   

http://www.wcb.ab.ca


Saskatchewan


Workplace Violence Definition:

..."the exercise of physical force by a person against a worker in a workplace that causes or could cause physical injury to the worker, or an attempt to exercise physical force against a worker in a workplace that could cause physical injury to the worker." 
   

http://www.wcbsask.com


Manitoba



Workplace Violence Definition:

..."means (a) the attempted or actual exercise of physical force against a person; and (b) any threatening statement or behaviour that gives a person reasonable cause to believe that physical force will be used..."

Ontario



Workplace Violence Definition (Bill 168):

..."workplace violence is defined as (1) the exercise of physical force by a person against a worker, in a workplace, that causes or could cause physical injury to the worker; (2) an attempt to exercise physical force against a worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker; or, (3) a statement or behaviour that it is reasonable for a worker to interpret as a threat to exercise physical force against the worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker."
Workplace Harassment Definition (Bill 168):
"Engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker in a workplace that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome."

http://www.wsib.on.ca


Quebec

 

Workplace Violence Definition:

Workplace violence is not defined

Psychological Harassment Definition:

..." means any vexatious behaviour in the form of repeated and hostile or unwanted conduct., verbal comments, actions or gestures, that affects an employee's dignity or psychological or physical integrity and that results in a harmful work environment for the employee".

http://www.csst.qc.ca/portail/fr/ 

Prince Edward Island



Workplace Violence Definition:

..."the threatened, attempted or actual exercise by a person, other than a worker, of any physical force that causes or can cause injury to a worker, and includes any threatening statement or behaviour that gives a worker reasonable cause to believe that he/she is at risk of injury”.

http://www.wcb.pe.ca/


New Brunswick



Workplace Violence Definition:

No definition regarding workplace violence at this time.

http://www.worksafenb.ca/

Nova Scotia


Workplace Violence Definition:

..."threats, including threatening behaviour, that gives an employee reasonable cause to believe that he or she is at risk of physical injury, or conduct (or attempted conduct) that endangers the physical health or physical safety of an employee."

http://www.wcb.ns.ca

Newfoundland & Labrador


Workplace Violence Definition:

..."the attempted or actual exercise by a person, other than a worker, of physical force to cause injury to a worker, and includes threatening statements or behaviour which gives a worker reason to believe that he or she is at a risk of injury."

http://www.whscc.nf.ca/


Nunavut


Workplace Violence Definition:

No legislation regarding workplace violence at this time.

http://www.wcb.nt.ca/default.asp

Northwest Territories


Workplace Violence Definition:

No legislation regarding workplace violence at this time.

http://www.wcb.nt.ca/default.asp

Yukon



Workplace Violence Definition:

No legislation regarding workplace violence at this time.

http://wcb.yk.ca/




   




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