Violence in the Workplace: Awareness

Workplace violence is a serious issue that affects all business sectors and occupations and the safety and security of every employee and employer. This course is offered as a precursor to the other Workplace Violence e-courses: Recognize the Risk and Take Action, and Establish a Prevention Program.

Topics include:

  • What is workplace violence?
  • Behaviours associated with workplace violence
  • Sources of violent behaviour in the workplace
  • Workplace violence prevention legislation

Upon completion of this course you will know:

  • Who is affected by workplace violence
  • Workplace violence is an important workplace issue
  • The broad definition of workplace violence with respect to the types of behaviours and the source of the behaviour
  • The legal obligation of employers have to protect employees from workplace violence

Average time to complete this course is about 15-20 minutes.

Violence in the Workplace: Awareness was developed by the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and is delivered in partnership with WorkSafe Saskatchewan.

Target Audience

  • Committee members, managers, supervisors and workers
  • Facility managers, human resources managers, senior managers and others with health and safety responsibilities

If you are a worker or frontline supervisor and need more information on how to recognize and prevent workplace violence, see Violence in the Workplace: Recognize the Risk and Take Action.

If you need to develop and implement a workplace violence prevention program in your organization, see Violence in the Workplace: Establish a Prevention Program.


Delivery Method
This course is delivered as an online e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet – and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

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