ETFO is pursuing a multi-year strategy for addressing violence in schools that includes:
Lobbying the Ministries of Education and Labour to address violent incidents in schools and improve school board compliance with health and safety legislation;
Working with Ministry and school board representatives to improve workplace violence reporting and compliance procedures and develop training materials;
Building community advocacy to press the government to review its education funding formula and provide more funding for special education and support for students with high risk behaviors; and
Providing ETFO locals and members with enhanced education, training and resources on dealing with workplace violence.
VIDEOS: ETFO has produced a three-part video series for members on dealing with workplace violence. Please share the videos widely!
1. ETFO Takes Action on Violence in Schools
ETFO’s new 2:56 minute video for locals and members outlines reporting procedures for violence in schools and provides an important introduction on the legal requirements for reporting a violent incident. For more information, please visit http://etfohealthandsafety.ca.
2. Risk Assessment and Safety Plans
The second video in ETFO's three-part series on workplace violence focuses on how the risks of violence are controlled in schools.
3. Violence - Workplace Injury and Illness
The third and final video in ETFO's three-part series on workplace violence focuses on violence-related workplace injuries and illnesses and the important steps that members must take when they occur.
BROCHURE: This handy brochure outlines members’ rights to a safe workplace, health and safety legal and policy requirements, and responsibilities of members, school boards and principals concerning workplace violent incidents
WALLET CARD: Download this wallet card that is a handy reference for members regarding their duty to report workplace violence, the steps they need to know about reporting violent incidents and their right to refuse unsafe work