Category Archives: Work place safety
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s culture is so toxic, the federal government needs to conduct an external, independent review of the RCMP’s future as a federal policing organization, says a former Supreme Court of Canada justice tasked with dealing with the fallout from the force’s historic sexual assault settlement.
“What I learned led me to conclude that a toxic culture prevails in the RCMP. This culture encourages, or at least tolerates, misogynistic, racist and homophobic attitudes among many members of the RCMP,” wrote Michel Bastarache in his final report — “Broken Dreams Broken Lives” — which was released today.
“The problem is systemic in nature and cannot be corrected solely by punishing a few ‘bad apples.'”
“Verbal abuse was the most common form of harassment for both men and women with 13 per cent of women reporting they’d experienced abuse in the preceding year.”
This is why many hospitals and clinics have conspicuous signs reading, “Violence and abusive language will not be tolerated”.
Staff need to be trained in delivering acceptable dialog to deescalate but also to have an emergency button to call security.
I taught psychiatric nurses defensive tactics which are usable against either verbally or physically aggressive patients. Their union had requested the training when repeated appeals for improved security were ignored by hospital management.
“Sexual harassment was most likely to affect women, with four per cent saying they had experienced unwanted sexual attention in the workplace, compared to fewer than one per cent of men.”
“Verbal abuse was the most common form of harassment for both men and women with 13 per cent of women reporting they’d experienced abuse in the preceding year.” This is why many hospitals and clinics have conspicuous signs reading, “Violence … Continue reading
Vancouver Police Chief Palmer advises citizens to take responsibility for their personal safety. “If you can not hide, fight. You have every right to defend yourself” Police Chief Palmer Vancouver PD safety tips “Many people fear the possibility of being … Continue reading
What is sexual harassment In the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code), sexual harassment is “engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct that is known or ought to be known to be unwelcome.” In some cases, one incident … Continue reading
Video link Early Warning Signs “Abuse within relationships isn’t as rare as one might imagine. Current estimates indicate that nearly two thirds of all women have been physically, sexually, or severely emotionally abused by an intimate partner. Men can also … Continue reading
RCMP Commissioner is preventing the rank and file members the opportunity to organize and participate in collective bargaining. The Conservatives refused to agree to abide by Canada’s Supreme Court and to rid the Force of the antiquated and obstructionist Commissioner … Continue reading
I have enjoyed many American restaurants carrying a concealed, licensed firearm. “Chief Craig credits the decrease in crime in part to the “a number of [concealed-carry permit] holders running around the city of Detroit.” If more Detroit citizens were armed, … Continue reading
Where do you stand on this issue? Canada had accepted the Niqab in society but banned it at citizenship ceremonies. Now the latter has been overturned by their highest court allowing women to cover their faces during the public ceremony. … Continue reading