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Understand workplace violence and the requirements for its prevention under the Canada Labour Code, Part II.

Workplace Violence in the Canadian Federal Jurisdiction: Recognize the Risk and Take Action
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Course Details

Course Description

Wherever people interact at work there is a potential for violence, regardless of the job. Frontline supervisors, workers and anyone else in the Canadian federal jurisdiction with an interest in workplace safety can take this course to develop an understanding of the nature of workplace violence, the consequences of workplace violence and preventive measures that can be taken.

This course contains information on the recognition and prevention of workplace violence, with many examples relevant to work done in federally-regulated workplaces, plus information on the requirements for the prevention of violence under the Canada Labour Code, Part II.

Topics include:

  • Why workplace violence is an important issue
  • Defining the scope of workplace violence
  • Risk factors of workplace violence
  • Preventive measures
  • How to reduce the risks
  • What to do when involved in an incident of workplace violence
  • Legal responsibilities of employers to prevent workplace violence

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand why workplace violence is such an important issue
  • Understand what workplace violence is
  • Identify incidents of workplace violence
  • Know if you are at risk for violence because of the work you do, where you work or when you work
  • Know what to do if you are involved in or witness a violent situation
  • Understand what your employer should do, including legal responsibilities under the Canada Labour Code, Part II

Average time to complete this course is approximately one hour.

Target Audience

Managers, supervisors and workers in federally-regulated business and organizations.

If you need to develop and implement a workplace violence prevention program in your organization, see the course, Workplace Violence in the Canadian Federal Jurisdiction - Establish a Prevention Program.



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.


Registration for this course is provided online, or by contacting Client Services or calling 1-800-668-4284.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

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