Workplace violence evolving

June 25, 2018
Canadian Occupational Safety - Amanda Silliker

Individual threat evaluations, behaviour coaching may be necessary

Glenn French wanted to know the truth. After hearing countless employers saying, “We don’t have that problem here,” he decided to canvass every trade union and labour organization in Canada. He wanted to know if violence in the workplace was an issue.  In the mid 1990s, he mailed surveys to hundreds of unions, from the fishermen in the west to the loggers in the east, and he was overwhelmed with responses.

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