The STS Group’s workplace harassment and violence policy and program is undertaken and delivered based on legislative standards, employer risk assessment, and best practices.
The final workplace harassment and violence policy and program will detail duties and responsibilities of workplace parties, and procedures associated with prevention and management in the event of harassment or violence in the workplace.
Workplace harassment and violence can affect all business sectors and occupations. STS Group’s industry-leading Workplace Harassment and Violence Risk Assessment provides the employer with a sound foundation appropriate to building a fully compliant and effective harassment and violence program.
Failure to prevent inappropriate or unacceptable behaviors has financial consequences. Costs are associated with: investigation time, loss of productivity, poisoned working environment, absenteeism, and worst case scenario, loss-time injuries. Workers directly or indirectly affected by workplace harassment and violence suffer anxiety and may become less productive and less committed to their work.
All provincial and federal legislation requires the employers to prepare a written harassment and violence risk assessment that identifies all potential internal and external risks that may affect workers, visitors and guests, and where applicable, the general public.
The STS Group’s risk assessment is designed to ensure the employer, supervisors and employees concerns and potential risk to harassment and violence are identified.
The STS Group’s workplace harassment and violence policy and program will assist the employer to meet this legislative requirement.