Health & Safety

Stay Safe at Work Today and Every Day

Our Health & Safety Management System Corporate Bank is designed to help ensure all employees of Yukon Government have the tools they require to stay safe at work.

Bullying and Harassment

Purpose:

This Safe Work Practice (SWP) will provide YG employees with a set of guidelines or “Do’s and Don’ts” that have been developed to mitigate hazards associated with this work task, as identified through your workplace hazard identification process. All YG employees performing this work task are required to be trained, knowledgeable and competent.

Guidelines: Bullying and harassment is not acceptable or tolerated in this workplace. All workers will be treated in a fair and respectful manner.


Bullying and Harassment:

(a)   includes any inappropriate conduct or comment by a person towards a worker that the person knew or reasonably ought to have known would cause that worker to be humiliated or intimidated, but

(b)   excludes any reasonable action taken by an employer or supervisor relating to the management and direction of workers or the place of employment.

Examples of conduct or comments that might constitute bullying and harassment include verbal aggression or insults, calling someone derogatory names, harmful hazing or initiation practices, vandalizing personal belongings, and spreading malicious rumors.


DO:

a)    Apply and comply with the employer’s policies and procedures on bullying and harassment

  1. Follow the GAM Volume 3 Policy 3.47 “Respectful Workplace” Guidelines:

         http://www.psc.gov.yk.ca/pdf/gam_3_47.pdf

  1. Follow General Health and Safety Rule number 5: http://www.healthandsafety.gov.yk.ca/safety-plan-element/general-health-safety-rules

a)    Report if bullying and harassment is observed or experienced


DON’T:

a)    Do not engage in the bullying and harassment of other workers