What safety leaders can expect in the year ahead
Harassment and workplace violence
This continues to be a focus area. In 2023, the International Labor Organization called on member states to eliminate violence and harassment at work and ratify Convention 190 with the aim of protecting workers and other persons from workplace violence and harassment.
Cases involving workplace violence and harassment continue to crop up in the news, commanding national attention. It seems that society and those charged with managing the risk and hazard of violence and harassment are still playing catch up.
Somewhat confounding is the inconsistent approach when it comes to workplace violence and harassment. Many would say this is a safety issue. That follows as the legislation dealing with this topic is found within the occupational health and safety legislation of the relevant jurisdictions. However, in the past, this was the realm of human resources.