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Bullying and harassment prevention tool kit

There's growing evidence that workplace bullying and harassment has serious outcomes for employers and workers. We've developed these tool kit resources to help employers and workers understand their legal duties, and prevent and address bullying and harassment (per the occupational health and safety policies). If you have feedback about the resources, complete a feedback form or email . You're welcome to print any of the resources on this page. You can also purchase poster 1, poster 2, and the handbook from the WorkSafeBC store.

If you see or experience bullying and harassment in the workplace, follow your workplace policies. For safety questions about workplace bullying and harassment, contact the Prevention Information Line: 604.276.3100 (Lower Mainland) or 1.888.621.7233 (toll-free within B.C. and Alberta). Please do not report incidents or make complaints through the feedback link on this web page.

Word file templates and other resources
image Developing a policy statement (PDF 116 KB), template
Developing reporting procedures (PDF 149 KB), template
Developing investigation procedures (PDF 137 KB), template
Investigations guide (PDF 151 KB), template
Worker checklist (PDF 116 KB), template

Note: The templates can be saved to your computer and modified.
 
Training tool
image Employers can customize this sample presentation for use in training workers and supervisors on workplace bullying and harassment.
 
Prevent Bullying and Harassment in Construction
image This video series was created by WorkSafeBC in partnership with the BC Building Trades and Construction Labour Relations Association of BC. The videos focus on the impact of bullying and harassment on workers in construction.
 
Student video contest past winners
image View winning entries in WorkSafeBC's 2015 Student Safety Video contest. This contest challenged students to produce short videos on the theme "No bullies at work — my right to a safe and respectful workplace".
 
Animated clips
video thumbnail Worker-to-worker bullying and harassment (1 min. 15 sec.)
Employer addresses a bullying and harassment complaint (1 min. 26 sec.)
When the employer is the bully (1 min. 32 sec.)
What does bullying and harassment mean for you and your workplace? (4 min. 7 sec.)


Handbook
publication cover Toward a respectful workplace: A handbook on preventing and addressing workplace bullying and harassment (PDF 634 KB)
Fact sheets and frequently asked questions
image Employer (PDF 126 KB)
Worker (PDF 120 KB)
Supervisor (PDF 121 KB)
How to recognize workplace bullying and harassment (PDF 126 KB)
Occupational health and safety hazard (PDF 111 KB)
Frequently asked questions (PDF 82 KB)
Backgrounder (PDF 120 KB)
 
Small business guide
image This concise guide is designed to assist small businesses in meeting their legal duties (PDF 156 KB)
 
Posters
poster thumbnail Poster 1 (11x17) (PDF 261 KB), (8x11) (PDF 1 MB)
Poster 2 (11x17) (PDF 272 KB), (8x11) (PDF 209 KB)
Poster 3 (11x17) (PDF 193 KB)
Poster 4 (11x17) (PDF 255 KB)
Bullying and harassment poster - Checklists (11x17) (PDF 354 KB)

If you would like high resolution print quality files, please email .
 
Other languages
poster thumbnail A summary fact sheet is available in these languages:

Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, French, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
 

For external organizations and individuals that offer training or services related to workplace bullying and harassment, visit the external resources page.