Course Summary

The ability to understand, identify and ultimately reduce the negative effects of workplace violence and harassment is part of a positive health and safety culture.

The Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) have been updated to include specific requirements for workplace violence and harassment.  While the Canadian Labour Code and most other provincial safety acts also contain requirements on training, policy, assessments and internal monitoring of workplace violence and harassment programs.

Our course is designed to help employers, supervisors, and workers understand the requirements for developing and implementing a successful workplace violence and harassment programs. This course also provides participants with an overview of the legislation and outline of what employers must do to satisfy minimum legal requirements.  Typically, this course takes approximately 2.5 hours to deliver.

*This course has been updated to include changes from Bill 132, Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define workplace violence and harassment.
  • Discuss elements of workplace violence and harassment policies and programs.
  • Explain the requirements for a workplace violence risk assessment.
  • Identify the employer’s duty to inform.
  • Recognize how to control workplace violence and harassment.

The content in this course is based on the OHSA and Ministry of Labour Guidelines for Workplace Violence and Harassment.

Legislative Reference

OHSA s. 32.0.5 (2)(a)