- Language: English
- Duration: 30 minutes
* Available in French
According to Statistics Canada, workplace violence has increased nearly 40% in ten years. An estimated 356,000 violent incidents took place in 2004, of which 71% of them occurred in the workplace. Violence that occurs in the workplace is often perceived as an event that involves a physical altercation; however, workplace violence has broadened to include a situation that is verbal, written or progressing over time. It can also include harassment, threatening behaviour and incidents that do not necessarily occur in the traditional workplace.
This online course outlines the key components of how harassment, violence and domestic abuse can enter the workplace and what workers can do to minimize the risk. It addresses the newest amendments to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (Bill 168).
The content includes:
- Definitions and legislation related to both workplace harassment and workplace violence
- Strategies to address harassment in the workplace
- Various types of workplace violence
- The impact of violence in the workplace
- Domestic violence in the workplace – what it is and steps to help minimize the risk
- Work refusals – as it relates to workplace violence
This course is also available in three other specific editions:
- Workplace Violence Awareness for Health Care Services
- Workplace Violence Awareness for School Board Employees
- Workplace Violence Awareness for Workers (Ontario)