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Workplace Violence Toolkit

Standards of Best Practice

A list of resources (non-validated) of best practices or emerging best practices in the field.


Accreditation Canada

Required Organization Practices Handbook 2017

For convenience and ease of use, all of the Required Organizational Practices in the Accreditation Canada Qmentum program have been collected into this handbook, including practices on workplace violence prevention, and Ontario’s Workplace Violence Prevention Leadership Table has recommended the following amendment to this organizational practice: Recommendation.

Alberta Ministry of Labour

Occupational Health and Safety Best Practices. General Inventory

Labour Alberta’s inventory of best practices research, report, and guides on occupational health and safety.

Health Quality Ontario

Hospital Workplace Violence Prevention Best Practices

Best practices for managing and reducing workplace violence. They are graded according to type of evidence. Evidence-informed best practices are based on high-quality evidence; they can optimize outcomes and should be implemented into practice where possible.

Workplace Violence Prevention

Guidance to support hospitals in meeting the expectations around the new mandatory workplace violence indicator that will be included in the 2018/2019 QIPs for the hospital sector.

Health Standards Organization

Inventory of the Health Standards adopted by the Health Standards Organization

Leading Practices Library

Inventory of leading practices acknowledged by the Health Standards Organization

Mental Health Commission of Canada

National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

The Standard is a set of voluntary guidelines, tools and resources intended to guide organizations in promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work.

Take Care of Those Providing Care: Psychological Health and Safety in Canadian Healthcare Settings 

A presentation on psychological health with HealthcareCAN and Michael Garron with a focus on the psychological health and safety standard and Michael Garron’s implementation journey.

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

The purpose of this multi-year program is to support Ontario nurses by providing them with best practice guidelines for client care. It includes guidelines on staff safety and anti-bullying measures.

Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Leadership Table

A Framework for Making Hospitals a Safer Workplace Free from Workplace Violence

Public Services Health & Safety Association document. A framework has been developed to assist organizations in identifying the external and internal support, policy, culture, roles and practices in workplace violence prevention for adoption by Ontario’s hospitals

Preventing Workplace Violence in the Health Care Sector. Government report

To create safe workplaces for all workers in the sector, the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care of Ontario established the Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Leadership Table.