Violence and Harassment Training

The purpose of Violence and Harassment Training is to develop the skills to ensure all workers feel safe and free from harassment, and to ensure workplaces are compliant within the Occupational Health and Safety guidelines. Employers are expected to obtain, and keep up to date, a general understanding of the level of violence or harassment within their industry and location. They are also expected to have proper policies and procedures for dealing with violence and harassment when incidents occur in the workplace. 

 Violence & Harassment Training Theory Outline (4 Hours):

  • What is Bill 168 and 132?
  • OH&S policies on violence and harassment
  • Conducting risk assessments
  • How to protect employees
  • What is an employer’s obligation regarding the training of their employees, domestic violence, and work refusals?
  • How to implement and enforce violence and harassment policies
  • Bystander intervention
  • How to conduct a workplace investigation

Violence in the Workplace Defined:

  • Pushing, hitting or any other physical assault
  • Robbery
  • Uttering threats
  • Attempted violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual assault

Harassment in the Workplace Defined:

  • Spreading rumours
  • Ridicule and teasing
  • Shunning and shaming
  • Making offensive gestures
  • Posting or displaying offensive written material or pictures
  • Offensive or intimidating jokes
  • Sexual innuendos
  • Sexually suggestive gestures
  • Asking inappropriate personal questions about sexual orientation or other protected personal status

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