Risk assessment and management explored at domestic violence and workplace conference

Domestic violence is a workplace issue. The Occupational Health & Safety Act requires employees in Ontario to assess the risks of workplace violence, including domestic violence and to take every reasonable precaution to protect workers from domestic violence in the workplace.

Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children is hosting a two-day conference this week, which features internationally recognized experts, authors and engaging speakers, who are passionate about providing essential knowledge and skills about domestic violence risk assessment and management that professionals can apply in workplaces.

Domestic Violence & the Workplace: Risk Assessment and Risk Management Strategies, which runs Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17 at Hilton Hotel in London, Ont., is relevant for human resources administrators, private and public sector employers, municipal and provincial government representatives, law enforcement, and anyone with an interest in assessing and managing risk for domestic violence in workplaces.

Featured speakers include:

Peter Jaffe, Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children
Barb MacQuarrie, Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children
Catherine Burr, Western University
Randy Kropp, ProActive ReSolutions & Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
Adriana Berlingieri, OISE/University of Toronto
Jennifer L. White, Attorney for Legal Programs, Family Violence Prevention Fund, San Francisco, CA
Maya Raghu, Policy and Program Attorney, Futures without Violence, San Francisco, CA

For a complete schedule, please visit here.

This conference is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.