On May 15, 2017 the Ministry of Labour released “The Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare Leadership Table Report”. This report provided recommendations from healthcare stakeholders, and will allow Ontario to lead the way with producing resources to prevent violence in the Healthcare Sector. Recommendation 10 outlines that both the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ministry of Labour support the use of PSHSA’s tools to provide workplaces with a consistent, scalable and consensus-based approach. The tools, information and resources found at workplace-violence.ca will assist in reducing incidents and the impact of aggression, violence and responsive behaviours as well as in building an effective workplace violence program.
The website workplace-violence.ca and resources were created in collaboration with stakeholders, including Ministries, labour unions, healthcare leaders, patient advocate representatives, safety experts, associations and policy makers. The Workplace Violence in Healthcare project consisted of 3 phases. Read an overview of the full project background.
PSHSA has also started to develop four additional toolkits at the express request of the Joint Leadership Table led by the Ministries of Labour and Health & Long-Term Care. The toolkits will focus on Incident Reporting and Investigation (esp. root cause analysis), Patient Transit (inside the facility) and Patient Transfer (to another facility), Code White, and Work Refusals. These toolkits are being developed with the guidance and input of a broad range of stakeholders and partners in the healthcare sector to ensure the tools meet the needs of those working in the sector and are also being informed by research and good practices identified in other jurisdictions.
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