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G4S partners to offer Bill 168 assistance

Scott & Associates Inc. and G4S Secure Solutions (Canada), have joined forces to offer a combined approach to meeting new obligations under Bill 168, the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act (Violence and Harassment in the Workplace) which was passed by the Ontario Legislature in December of 2009.


April 27, 2010
By Jennifer Brown


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“Bill 168 puts strict new requirements on employers to make sure that
their employees can go to work and know they will be safe”, said Viki
Scott, President of Scott & Associates Inc. “Our partnership with
G4S will make us industry leaders in ensuring companies are in total
compliance with this new law.”

Bill 168, a change to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act,
came into effect on January 1st
2010 and mandates that by June 15th 2010 all Employers where workplaces
are covered under the Act
must:

Ӣ Develop workplace violence policy and procedures which includes how
the Employer will investigate
and deal with incidents or complaints;

Ӣ Assess the risks of workplace violence that may arise from the nature
or the workplace, the type or
work or the conditions of work. Control measures on how manage these
risks must be incorporated in
the workplace violence program;

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Ӣ Educate all Employees on the workplace violence policy and what to do
in the event of;

Ӣ Have a procedure in managing domestic violence in the event it occurs
in the workplace.

“Scott & Associates have partnered with us on numerous occasions,
especially on Business Continuity
and Emergency Preparedness projects, said Jean Pierre Taillon,
President and CEO of G4S. “With G4S Security and Investigation
Expertise combined with Scott & Associates Occupational Health and
Safety Expertise it just made good business sense to combine our
respective talent in support of Employers meeting their Bill 168
obligations.”

Scott & Associates and G4S will be working together to support
respective local clients, and as a result will be better equipped to
offer a seamless service delivery model to their Private, Public and
Broader Public Sector Employers.
Scott & Associates Inc. is a Canadian Based Human Resources
Consulting firm that specializes in Labour Management Relations, Health
& Safety, Compliance, Absence & Attendance Management, Business
Continuity Planning, Conflict Management and General Human Resources
Consulting services.
G4S Secure Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is one of Canada’s premier security
solutions providers. With more than 10,000 employees nationwide, G4S
provides its customers with many turn-key solutions.

They work in
partnership with governments, businesses and organizations to provide
integrated solutions to security challenges.


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