Past Webinar: Workplace Violence Prevention Toolkit for Home Care

December 3, 2019

The Workplace Violence Prevention Toolkit for Home Care is intended to guide employers to develop a safe home visit protocol/program for the safety of all workers. The toolkit will assist the employer and workplace parties in assessing where they are in their workplace violence prevention journey, provide tools to develop safe home care visit protocols/programs and control measures and procedures to prevent workplace violence, and support employers, supervisors, workers and Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSCs) to jointly develop a program that focuses on prevention of workplace violence.

This session will:

  • Provide information about the legal obligations and training requirements as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act for employers pertaining to workplace violence prevention
  • Explain the lifecycle of home care, with a focus on planning for workplace violence prevention by reviewing workplace violence risk factors, risk assessments and controls in planning the care, intake, safe travel in community and conducting home visits and after the visit
  • Address work refusals
  • Provide information about worker reporting obligations and the employer obligations in response and investigation
  • Describe how employers and JHSC representatives can utilize the home care toolkit

This webinar will be of particular interest to JHSC ONA Representatives, Bargaining Unit Presidents, Local Coordinators and front-line members in ONA’s community sector, including public health, home care and local health integration networks. Leaders and JHSC ONA representatives whose members perform home visits will also find this webinar useful.

Materials and audio from this webinar are confidential in nature and will be available on the executive side of the ONA website.