Violence in the Workplace: Establish a Prevention Program

Violence in the Workplace: Establish a Prevention Program

​​​Course Description

Workplace violence is a serious issue that affects all business sectors and occupations. It affects the safety and security of every employee and employer. It claims a high personal cost from the emotional trauma and physical injury experienced by the victims, their family and co-workers. It also brings a high cost to employers in terms of public image, increased absenteeism, lost productivity, high employee turnover, and increased insurance/compensation costs.

This course introduces managers, supervisors and employees to the key components of an effective workplace violence prevention program, providing them with knowledge and tools to take action to eliminate or minimize the potential for workplace violence.

Topics include:

  • Defining the scope of workplace violence, including harassment
  • Legal Obligations
  • Workplace Violence Prevention Policy
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Developing Preventive Measures
  • Reporting and Investigating
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Victim Assistance
  • Incident Follow-up
  • Training and Education

 Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the complexity of workplace violence and harassment
  • Identify the components of a workplace violence prevention policy
  • Identify requirements for implementing and maintaining a workplace violence prevention program
  • Assess your workplace for violence hazards
  • Identify violence prevention measures
  • Identify incidents of workplace violence
  • Recognize workplace violence response procedures

Course Details

Format: e-Course
Duration: 1.5 hours
Language: English/French

Learn more and register here.

Note: when you click "Register", you will see the total amount that you would have to pay if you are not a Manitoba resident. During the "checkout" process, once you have confirmed that you are a Manitoba resident, the amount you see will be reduced to $0.

SAFE Work Manitoba covers the cost of this course through a partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). Registration is limited to a total of 300 seats per company/organization inclusive of all CCOHS courses. Courses marked "free" are not part of this limitation.

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