Bullying and Violence

'Bullying and occupational violence are issues that must be seriously addressed by businesses, the workforce and the community.  Employers need to assess the risk, ensure control measures are in place and  join with the workforce to ensure it does not become a problem.' (From WorkSafe Victoria's first publication on Bullying and Violence at Work) 

Bullying and violence are legitimate OHS issues - and workers and elected OHS reps have an important role to play in ensuring that their workplaces have adequate policies and procedures in place to prevent bullying and violence occurring as well as ensuring that any alleged instances are dealt with.

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Bullying - what is it?
What is bullying and what are its effects?...read more

Bullying - Legal Standards
The employer has a duty to identify any bullying at the workplace and control it....read more

Bullying - Action plan for reps
Advice for reps on how to tackle bullying....read more

Violence at Work
Some workers are at an increased risk of violence - whose responsibility is it to do something about it?...read more

Items

Violence - Ambulance Officers' Union Guidance
The Ambulance Employees Association of Victoria (AEAV) has a problem of increasing incidence of violence against its members....read more

Bullying & Violence: More info
More information and websites on bullying and violence...read more

Bullying - how much of a problem is it?
How big a problem is bullying in the workplace?...read more

Zero Tolerance: the ANF Approach
The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has a 'Zero Tolerance' occupational violence and aggression policy....read more

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