The Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention course from Safety First Training presents the provincial government OHSA regulations of Bill 168 and Bill 132. All Ontario workplaces must have a harassment policy program in place and provide training to all employees.

Training is offered around Southern Ontario including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge. We also offer a Train the Trainer program for Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention.

Note – we do not provide public sessions for individuals

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Workplace Harassment & Violence Prevention Training

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Workplace Harassment & Violence Prevention Training Video
  • How Workplace Harassment & Violence is defined by current OHSA legislation (Bills 168 & 132)
  • Legal obligation of employers, rights of the workers
  • How to recognize behaviour types and sources of workplace harassment and violence
  • What employment groups may be at risk
  • Preventive measures that can reduce the risk of harassment and violence
  • Awareness of basic crisis prevention, personal safety and de-escalation techniques
  • What to do if you experience or observe harassing or violent behaviours in your workplace

Workplace harassment and violence prevention training is essential in Ontario for several reasons:

  1. Legal requirements: Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires employers to provide a safe and healthy work environment for employees, which includes preventing and addressing workplace harassment and violence. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in fines and legal action against the employer.
  2. Promotes a positive workplace culture: Providing training on preventing harassment and violence helps promote a positive workplace culture that values respect, inclusion, and diversity. This can lead to higher employee morale, increased productivity, and a better reputation for the company.
  3. Protects employees: Employees have the right to work in an environment free from harassment and violence. Training helps employees identify and report unacceptable behavior, enabling employers to take appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of their employees.
  4. Encourages bystander intervention: Bystander intervention is a powerful tool in preventing harassment and violence. Training can teach employees how to recognize potentially dangerous situations and how to intervene safely and effectively.
  5. Reduces legal liability: Providing workplace harassment and violence prevention training can help employers reduce their legal liability in the event of an incident. It demonstrates that the employer took reasonable steps to prevent harassment and violence and can provide a defense in legal proceedings.

Overall, workplace harassment and violence prevention training is a crucial component of maintaining a safe and healthy work environment in Ontario. It benefits both employees and employers by promoting respect, inclusion, and diversity, protecting employees, encouraging bystander intervention, and reducing legal liability.


Train the Trainer – Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention

Our professional Train the Trainer certification course for Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention allow our clients to learn how to teach OHSA based courses directly to their employees. When individuals or groups of employees need safety training, these train the trainer programs can be more cost effective than hiring outside training companies. We will train you to be an effective Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention safety trainer for your company.

Our Train the Trainer Course Package include:

  • Professional Teaching Guide
  • Participant Course Handout
  • Evaluation Forms
  • Wall Certificate template
  • Instructor Course Presentation
  • Course Test and Answer Key
  • Course Video Supplement
  • Wallet Card template

The Workplace Harassment & Violence Prevention Training course provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies they need to identify potentially dangerous situations, mitigate them, and respond to them. By enabling participants to discern between different, difficult, and dangerous people, this course helps them to determine appropriate de-escalation and response strategies. It also goes into detail about how to deal with a workplace violence incident after-the-fact, through a discussion of support strategies.

Everyone has a right and is legally allowed to work in a safe, healthy and respectful workplace. Through the Ontario Ministry of Labour, the Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out roles and responsibilities of the workplace for companies, managers, supervisors and employees with respect to workplace harassment & workplace violence, including developing and implementing policies and programs and providing information and instruction on these. With over 25 years of providing safety training in the workplace, we can help your company be compliant with this course.

  • Duration:

    Up to 4 hours, depending on participants’ experience levels

  • Assessment:

    A passing grade of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate

  • Completion:

    Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a PDF wall certificate and PDF wallet card for their records

Contact us today to learn more about the course and the topics covered.

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