This policy is intended to meet the requirements of Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, Ontario Regulation 429/07 under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and applies to the provision of goods and services to the public or other third parties, not to the goods themselves.
Behr is committed to providing its goods and services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.
Assistive Device – is a technical aid, communication device or other instrument that is used to maintain or improve the functional abilities of people with disabilities. Personal assistive devices are typically devices that customers bring with them such as a wheelchair, walker or a personal oxygen tank that might assist in hearing, seeing, communicating, moving, breathing, remembering and/or reading.
Disability – the term disability as defined by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, refers to:
Guide Dog – is a highly-trained working dog that has been trained at one of the facilities listed in Ontario Regulation 58 under the Blind Persons’ Rights Act, to provide mobility, safety and increased independence for people who are blind.
Service Animal – as reflected in Ontario Regulation 429/07, an animal is a service animal for a person with a disability if:
Service Dog – as reflected in Health Protection and Promotion Act, Ontario Regulation 562 a dog other than a guide dog for the blind is a service dog if:
Support Person – as reflected in Ontario Regulation 429/07, a support person means, in relation to a person with a disability, another person who accompanies him or her in order to help with communication, mobility, personal care, medical needs or access to goods and services.
In accordance with the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, Ontario Regulation 429/07, this policy addresses the following:
A. The Provision of Goods and Services to Persons with DisabilitiesBehr will make every reasonable effort to ensure that its policies, practices and procedures are consistent with the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity by:
B. Assistive Devices
Customer’s own assistive device(s):Persons with disabilities may use their own assistive devices as required when accessing goods or services provided by Behr.
C. Guide Dogs, Service Animals and Service Dogs
A customer with a disability that is accompanied by guide dog, service animal or service dog will be allowed access to premises that are open to the public unless otherwise excluded by law.
Food Service Areas:
A customer with a disability that is accompanied by guide dog or service dog will be allowed access to food service areas that are open to the public unless otherwise excluded by law.
Other types of service animals are not permitted into food service areas due to the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Ontario Regulation 562 Section 60.
Recognizing a Guide Dog, Service Dog and/or Service Animal:
If it is not readily apparent that the animal is being used by the customer for reasons relating to his or her disability, Behr may request verification from the customer. Verification may include:
Care and Control of the Animal:
The customer that is accompanied by a guide dog, service dog and/or service animal is responsible for maintaining care and control of the animal at all time.
If a health and safety concern presents itself for example in the form of a severe allergy to the animal, Behr will make all reasonable efforts to meet the needs of all individuals.
D. Support Persons
If a customer with a disability is accompanied by a support person, Behr will ensure that both persons are allowed to enter the premises together and that the customer is not prevented from having access to the support person.
There may be times where seating and availability prevent the customer and support person from sitting beside each other. In these situations Behr will make every reasonable attempt to resolve the issue. In situations where confidential information might be discussed, consent will be obtained from the customer, prior to any conversation where confidential information might be discussed.
Service disruptions may occur due to reasons that may or may not be within the control or knowledge of Behr. In the event of any temporary disruptions to facilities or services that customer's with disabilities rely on to access or use Behr's goods or services, reasonable efforts will be made to provide advance notice. In some circumstances such as in the situation of unplanned temporary disruptions, advance notice may not be possible.
Notifications will Include:
In the event that a notification needs to be posted the following information will be included unless it is not readily available or known:
When disruptions occur Behr will provide notice by:
Customers can submit feedback by:
Behr Canada Ltd
40 Herford Street – Unit #20
Phone: 905-855-4680 ext. 4682
Customers that provide formal feedback will receive acknowledgment of their feedback, along with any resulting actions based on concerns or complaints that were submitted.
Training will be provided to:
As reflected in Ontario Regulation 429/07, regardless of the format, training will cover the following:
H. Notice of Availability and Format of Documents
Behr shall notify customers that the documents related to the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service are available upon request and in a format that takes into account the customer's disability. Notification will be given by posting the information in a conspicuous place owned and operated by Behr's website and/or any other reasonable method.
This policy and its related procedures will be reviewed as required in the event of legislative changes.
This policy is intended to meet the requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standards, Ontario Regulation 191/11 for the Employment Standard set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. This policy applies to the provision of accessible employment services for persons with disabilities.
All employment services provided by Behr shall follow the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity.
Accessible Formats – Include but are not limited to large print, recorded audio and electronic formats, braille and other formats usable by persons with disabilities.
Communication Supports – Include but are not limited to captioning, alternative and augmentative communication supports, plain language, sign language and other supports that facilitate effective communications.
Performance Management – Activities related to assessing and improving employee performance, productivity and effectiveness with the goal of facilitating employee success.
Redeployment – The reassignment of employees to other departments or jobs within the organization as an alternative to layoff, when a particular job or department has been eliminated by the organization.
In accordance with the Integrated Accessibility Standards, Ontario Regulation 191/11, this policy addresses the following:
A. General Requirements
Establishment of Accessibility Policies and Plans
Behr will develop, implement and maintain policies governing how it will achieve accessibility through these requirements.
Behr will include a statement of its commitment to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner in its policies. These documents will be made publicly available in an accessible format, upon request.
Behr will establish, implement, maintain and document a multi-year accessibility plan outlining its strategy to prevent and remove barriers and meet its requirements under the IASR. Accessibility plans will be made available in an accessible format, upon request, and will be posted on our website.
Behr will review and update its accessibility plan once every five (5) years and will establish, review and update our accessibility plans in consultation with persons with disabilities or an advisory committee. Annual status reports will be prepared that will report on the progress of the steps taken to implement our accessibility plan. This status report will be made available upon request.
Behr will provide training for its employees regarding the IASR and the Ontario Human Rights Code as they pertain to individuals with disabilities. Training will also be provided to individuals who are responsible for developing Behr’s policies, and all other persons who provide goods, services or facilities on behalf of Behr.
Training will be provided as soon as is reasonably practicable, but no later than January 1, 2015. Training will be provided on an ongoing basis to new employees and as changes to Behr’s accessibility policies occur.
Behr will maintain records on the training provided, when it was provided, and the number of employees that were trained.
B. Recruitment, Assessment and Selection
Behr will notify employees and the public about the availability of accommodation for job applicants who have disabilities. Applicants will be informed that these accommodations are available, upon request, for the interview process, and for other candidate selection methods. Where an accommodation is requested, Behr will consult with the applicant and provide or arrange for suitable accommodation.
Successful applicants will be made aware of Behr’s policies and supports for accommodating people with disabilities.
C. Accessible Formats and Communication Supports for Employees
Behr will ensure that employees are aware of our policies for employees with disabilities and any changes to these policies as they occur.
If an employee with a disability requests it, Behr will provide or arrange for the provision of accessible formats and communication supports for the following:
Behr will consult with the employee making the request to determine the best way to provide the accessible format or communication support.
D. Workplace Emergency Response Information
Where required, Behr will create individual workplace emergency response information for employees with disabilities. This information will take into account the unique challenges created by the individual’s disability and the physical nature of the workplace, and will be created in consultation with the employee.
This information will be reviewed when:
E. Documented Individual Accommodation Plans
Behr will also develop and have in place documented, individual accommodation plans for employees with disabilities. The process for the development of these accommodation plans should include specific elements, including:
F. Performance Management and Career Development and Advancement
Behr will consider the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities when implementing performance management processes, or when offering career development or advancement opportunities.
Individual accommodation plans will be consulted, as required.
G. Return to Work
Behr will develop and implement return to work processes for employees who are absent from work due to a disability and require disability-related accommodation(s) in order to return to work.
The return to work process will outline the steps Behr will take to facilitate the employee’s return to work and shall use documented individual accommodation plans (as described in section 28 of the regulation).
The accessibility needs of employees with disabilities will be taken into account in the event of redeployment.
Individual accommodation plans will be consulted, as required.
This policy will be reviewed regularly to ensure that it is reflective of Behr’s current practices as well as legislative requirements.