Workplace Violence & Harassment
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There are no specific references to workplace violence or harassment in the Occupational Health and Safety Act or Regulations for New Brunswick. This therefore falls under the general duties of employers.
For further information on this topic for New Brunswick see:
Workplace Violence prevention in New Brunswick:
Health & Safety in the Workplace – Know the facts (Page 48)
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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT
DUTIES OF EMPLOYERS, OWNERS,
EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS
8(1) Every employer with twenty or more employees regularly employed at a place of employment
shall establish and file with the Commission a safety policy in respect of that place of employment.
8(2) An employer who files a safety policy under subsection (1) shall keep a copy of the policy at the place of employment and make it available to an officer on request.
2001, c.35, s.2.
9(1) Every employer shall 9(1) Chaque employeur doit
(a) take every reasonable precaution to ensure the health and safety of his employees;
a) prendre toutes les précautions raisonnables pour protéger la santé et la
sécurité de ses salariés;
(b) comply with this Act, the regulations and any order made in accordance with
this Act or the regulations; and
b) se conformer à la présente loi, aux règlements et à tout ordre donné conformément à la présente loi ou aux règlements; et
(c) ensure that his employees comply with this Act, the regulations and any order made in accordance with this Act or the regulations.
9(2) Without limiting the generality of the duties under subsection (1), every employer shall
(a.1) ensure that the place of employment is inspected at least once a month to identify any risks to the health and safety of his employees;
(c) provide such information, instruction, training and supervision as are necessary to ensure an employee’s health and safety;
(e) co-operate with a committee, where such a committee has been established, a health and safety representative, where such a representative has been elected or designated, and with any person responsible for the enforcement of this Act and the regulations.
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