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 Train the Trainer certification course in Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention provides clients with the expertise to deliver OHSA-compliant training directly to their staff. This program is particularly cost-effective when compared to the expenses of engaging external training providers, suitable for training individual employees or entire teams. We equip you to be a competent trainer in Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention at your organization.

The contents of our Train the Trainer Course Package include:

  • Detailed Instructor’s Manual
  • Participant Handouts
  • Participant Evaluation Sheets
  • Wall Certificate Design Template
  • Presentation Slides for Instructors
  • Course Examination with Answer Sheet
  • Additional Training Video
  • Wallet Card Design Template

The Workplace Harassment & Violence Prevention Training course equips participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to recognize, reduce, and react to potential threats. It enhances their ability to understand and handle various challenging behaviours, teaching effective de-escalation and response techniques. The course also covers procedures for managing the aftermath of a workplace violence incident, including support mechanisms.

Everyone is entitled to a safe, healthy, and respectful working environment as per legal standards. The Occupational Health and Safety Act, administered by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, defines the obligations of companies, managers, supervisors, and employees regarding workplace harassment and violence. This includes the creation and enforcement of relevant policies and educational initiatives. With over 25 years of experience in safety training, our course ensures your company adheres to these regulations.


The course lasts up to 4 hours, varying based on the participants’ prior experience.


Participants must achieve a minimum score of 75% to qualify for certification.


After successfully finishing the course, participants will be issued a PDF wall certificate and a PDF wallet card for their records.

  • 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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