As of January 1, all federally regulated employers have new compliance requirements with respect to workplace harassment and violence training for employees. There are also new requirements relating to the conducting of risk assessments and the development of company policies which carriers will need meet.
According to the Canadian Trucking Alliance, carriers will need to develop workplace harassment and violence prevention policies with their policy and workplace committees or health and safety representative. They will also need to assess the risk of workplace harassment and violence and respond to any incidents within seven days.
The Ontario Trucking Association says Trucking HR Canada’s new online training course offers carriers the most industry relevant, comprehensive and applicable suite of training tools available on the market.
“Our new learning centre offers engaging, industry leading, cost-effective training that supports regulatory compliance,” says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “We have consulted and worked with Labour Canada, employment lawyers, labour groups and HR professionals to ensure our HR standards of excellence are met. Our training and supplementary suite of resources are all designed to support compliance and HR best practices for the trucking industry.”
OTA is strongly encouraging all member carriers to use THRC’s toolkit and training platform to help them comply with the latest federal requirement.
“When it comes to developing HR training modules and tools to help companies in the trucking industry draft policies and meet labour requirements, there is no one better in the business,” says OTA’s director of Policy & Public Affairs, Jonathan Blackham. “THRC is a dedicated partner of the OTA and CTA and they have once again developed excellent resources for our industry,”
Trucking HR Canada offers three modules that will ensure employers understand procedures and obligations; instruct employees how to better recognize, prevent, and respond to workplace harassment and violence; and more specialized training for designated recipients and others charged with responding to workplace incidents.
The THRC program was developed in partnership with Labour Canada, labour groups, employment lawyers, and HR professionals and is delivered in partnership with the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA).