New rules to prevent violence

Lessons learned from a fatal workplace shooting in B.C.
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/06/2003

B

y numerous accounts, Richard Anderson was a hard person to work for.

He didn’t delegate. He micro-managed, sometimes by bullying staff into doing things. At British Columbia’s Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, where Anderson was pollution prevention manager, staff thought he had a hard time keeping his anger in check. Postings under him went unfilled.