Preventing Workplace Violence for Canada

Preventing Workplace Violence for Canada 

Violent acts including assaults and threats are not uncommon in the workplace and cause a substantial risk of physical or emotional harm to employees and employers. Violent acts or threats that occur in or are related to the workplace are known as workplace violence. Workplace violence is a growing concern for employers and employees nationwide. Healthcare workers, in particular, have faced a major risk of workplace violence for many years. The Canadian Centre of Occupational Health and Safety, or CCOHS, is governed by a tripartite Council which represents government, employers, and employees to ensure a balanced approach to workplace health and safety issues. At a provincial level, occupational health and safety legislation specifically addresses laws related to workplace violence. In Ontario, for example, Bill 168 strengthens protection for workers by clearly defining workplace violence and harassment, as well as describing employer responsibilities. Your employer is required to have policies that help you prepare for and protect yourself against workplace violence. While not every incident of workplace violence can be prevented, these policies help reduce the severity of injuries sustained by staff members. In this course, you will learn how to identify and protect yourself from violence in the workplace and, whenever possible, prevent it, as well as the steps to take following an incident of workplace violence.


Hours: 0.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-CAN-SRC-0-PWVC
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define and list two examples of workplace violence.
List the five main components of an effective workplace violence prevention program.
List three steps to take if workplace violence does occur.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Workplace Violence A. What is Workplace Violence? B. Who is at Risk for Workplace Violence? C. Workplace Violence Prevention Programs D. Protecting Yourself from Workplace Violence E. Dealing with Incidents of Workplace Violence F. What to Do Following an Incident of Workplace Violence G. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Congratulations

Instructor: Lynda Welch, RN

Lynda Welch is a registered nurse with an extensive career history in long-term care management. She provides general administrative and clinical nursing consultative services to staff in long-term care homes. Lynda is also a legal nurse consultant. Her understanding of operational and clinical issues related to long term care, combined with her ability to read and interpret government standards and legislation, provides plaintiff, defense and labour lawyers with an objective, evidence-based opinion related to relevant standards of care.

Disclosure: Lynda Welch, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level General Staff.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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