Service-Wide Committee on Occupational Health and Safety

With the upcoming Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations (WPHVPR) coming into force on January 1, 2021, the Service-Wide Committee on Occupational Health and Safety (SWOHS) recognized there is a need for guidance material for departmental use with respect to selecting investigators to conduct workplace investigations under the new WPHVPR.

The SWOHS Committee had tasked their sub-committee to develop the following two guidance documents:

  1. Investigator Qualification Assessment Tool
    This tool aims to assist departments with assessing qualifications of investigators prior to selecting them to conduct their workplace investigation (as per the WPHVPR).
  2. Statement of Work for Investigators Template
    The Statement of Work is a template for departmental use after selecting an investigator and is to be read and signed by the investigator and the employer prior to conducting the investigation.

These tools should be used in consultation with the requirements of the new WPHVPR and the Canada Labour Code, Part II.

Enquiries

Requests for more information or clarification should come from Policy Committee Co-Chairpersons and should be addressed to the Service-Wide Committee on Occupational Health and Safety. The SWOHS Committee can be reached via email at: email.courrier@njc-cnm.gc.ca