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“Thanks for minding your own business”: The Role of Bystander Intervention Training in Fighting Workplace Violence and Harassment

The Ontario government video ad, #WhoWillYouHelp, which urges bystanders to intervene when witnessing sexual violence and harassment, has gone viral. The powerful ad depicts four disturbing vignettes of sexual harassment or violence where the viewer is essentially the bystander. One vignette shows a woman working at her office computer while a man gives her an

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Occupational Health and Safety: Bell’s “Let’s Talk Day” Puts the Spotlight on Mental Health

This past Wednesday, January 28, was Bell Canada’s “Let’s Talk Day”, an annual event in which the communications giant makes additional donations (beyond its other contributions throughout the year) to Canadian mental health programs based on the number of text messages, wireless and long distance calls, and certain tweets and Facebook shares transmitted by its

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Multiple Stabbing in Toronto Workplace: A Tragic Reminder of Employers’ Obligations Under Bill 168

April 9, 2014 brought shocking news of an employee who allegedly reacted to the termination of his employment by pulling a knife during the dismissal meeting and stabbing four of his co-workers.  At the time of this writing, three of those individuals remain in hospital—two of them in critical condition. News reports indicate that the

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Recent Amendment to Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Act Creates Rebuttable Presumption for PTSD Claims of Emergency Service Workers

A recent “hot topic” in occupational health and safety circles has been psychological health and safety in the workplace. From the workplace violence and harassment provisions that have been added to occupational health and safety legislation across the country, to the introduction of the Canadian Standards Association’s guideline Z1003 (Psychological health and safety in the

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