Creating Safe Workplaces and Learning Environments
PSHSA is working closely with Ontario’s Education sector to address workplace violence within the school community.
Workplace violence is a real issue in our schools. While teachers and education assistants are the most impacted group according to reported incidents, all school staff, including office staff, principals and vice principals, maintenance staff, and bus drivers, are at risk of experiencing or witnessing acts of violence and aggression. Violence in the workplace is a complex issue and has become a top priority for Ontario workplaces.
As part of the Ministry of Labour’s mandate to reduce and eliminate violence in the workplace, PSHSA has engaged with various key stakeholders within the school community to understand their needs with respect to workplace violence prevention. As part of this process, PSHSA has determined current gaps and identified leading practices to address these needs.