Violence in the Workplace: Awareness

Workplace violence is a serious issue that affects all business sectors and occupations, as well as the safety and security of every employee and employer. This course is a forerunner to Violence in the Workplace: Recognize the Risk and Take Action, and Violence in the Workplace: 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 issue.
  • The broad definition of workplace violence in respect to the types and sources of behaviour.
  • The legal obligation employers have to protect employees from workplace violence.

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

Violence in the Workplace: Awareness was developed by the Canadian Centre 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 front-line 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 is an e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the internet and you are ready to go! This e-learning course lets you learn at your own pace, in your own environment and at your convenience.

Review process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists and are reviewed by employers and representatives from labour and government. This ensures that their content and approach are unbiased and credible.

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