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Safety Expectations

Respect in the Workplace

Alberta Health Services is committed to providing a respectful environment. We believe when we work together and live our values, we honour our rights and responsibilities. The following outlines our expectations and responsibilities of our health care workers, patients and visitors.

What is Workplace Violence?

Incidents in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated or assaulted in circumstances related to their work, including all forms of harassment, bullying, intimidation, physical threats, or assaults, robbery or other intrusive behaviours. These behaviours could originate from patients and family members, visitors, or co-workers, at any level of the organization.

A provincial AHS committee, including representatives of UNA, HSAA, AUPE-AUX and AUPE-GSS, is developing resources to prevent workplace violence, encourage employees to report and support our people when violence happens. Please listen to the audio podcasts and let’s make our workplaces safe:

What should I do if I am the victim or witness workplace violence at AHS?

Report it. Report all incidents to the Unit Manager or physician.

What resources are available to prevent and raise awareness of workplace violence?