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close this bookViolence at Work - Second Edition (ILO, 2000, 192 p.)
close this folderPART II: RESPONDING TO VIOLENCE AT WORK
close this folderChapter 4. Legislative and regulatory interventions
close this folderSpecific measures against violence at work
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View the documentSpecific risk factors: Working alone
View the documentOccupations particularly at risk: Health care and social service workers
View the documentSpecial types of violence: Sexual harassment
View the documentEncouraging action against violence
View the documentCollective agreements on violence at work
View the documentFrom intervention to action

Specific risk factors: Working alone

The Canadian Labour Code addresses a particular risk factor for violence created by the organization of work, that of working alone. It provides that:

It remains the responsibility of the employer to ensure the safety and health of every employee at work. Through discussion with the safety and health committees, the affected worker(s), and examination of the work site, many different alternatives may be found to be available to ensure that the solitary worker would not be placed in a situation of undue risk, by virtue of their solitude.33

33 Canadian Labour Code, 1966, as amended up to 23 June 1993 (Revised Statutes of Canada, Ch. 42, 1993).