Violence in the Workplace

According to WSH Regulation, violence is defined as “the attempted or actual exercise of physical force against a person and any threatening statement or behaviour that gives a person reasonable cause to believe that physical force will be used against the person”.

The River East Transcona School Division’s duties include:

  • Identifying and assessing risk of violence in the workplace;
  • Developing a written policy;
  • Implementing and training RETTA members in the policy;
  • Ensuring that RETTA members comply with the policy;
  • Ensuring, as far as is reasonably possible, that no worker (RETTA member) is subjected to violence in the workplace;
  • Taking corrective action respecting any person under the Division’s direction who subjects a RETTA member to violence;
  • Informing RETTA members about the risk of violence.

This is a summary of the requirements from the WSH Regulation, Part 11.  For the entire text, please visit

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