Health and Safety


Violence in schools is a reality many educators face. The issue is further complicated as there are various reporting requirements directed by different Acts and laws. Educators are governed by:

  • Ministry of Labour (MOL; Occupational Health and Safety Act – OHSA);
  • Ministry of Education (MOE; Education Act);
  • Workplace Safety Insurance Act (deals with WSIB);
  • Bills 157, 168, 132
  • Policy/Program Memorandum (PPM) 120, 128, 144, 145.

This is not an exhaustive list – although it may make you feel exhausted thinking about figuring out what needs to be done!

Unsure about what to do when faced with Workplace violence?
Visit our Violence in Schools – Case Studies page and try to get the correct answers.

You can find information about your legal obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Education Act on the Reporting Violence and Injuries Page.

No Keys? – Please complete our Unavailable Key form to report this.

Assigned 2 or more duties? Please complete the Multiple Duty reporting form.

Had to fill out a form due to violence and/or injury? Complete our Violence and/or Injury Report Tracking Form

Read more about Safety Plans and your Legal rights at No Safety Plans?

Please take a few minutes to watch ETFO’s videos about violence in the classroom.

Video 1

Video 2

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