On-site Workplace Violence and Harassment Training
MidSouthWest Training and Consulting offers on-site Workplace Violence and Harassment Training. All workers have the right to work a safe and healthy workplace. Workplace violence and harassment can have serious consequences for workers, employers and workplace morale. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) outlines the roles and responsibilities for workers, management and employers with regards to workplace violence and workplace harassment, including developing and implementing policies.
This course will provide participants with an overview of the law and provide them with the knowledge and understanding required to effectively develop, implement and manage a Workplace Violence and Harassment Policy and Program. Participants will participant in in-depth discussions about how to review and update their current program to meet the requirements of Bill 132. After completing this course, participants will understand their duties and responsibilities, and how to identify, prevent and manage incidents of workplace violence and harassment.
- OHSA sections 32.0.2(1) and 32.0.6(1)
- Understand definitions of workplace violence and workplace harassment as laid out in the OHSA
- Understand Workplace Violence and Harassment Policy and Program requirements stated in the OHSA
- Understand Bill 132 and identify new requirements
- Identify factors that contribute to violence and harassment
- Identify sources of violence and harassment
- Understand the definition of sexual harassment and factors that contribute to sexual harassment
- 4 hours
How does the Ministry of Labour define workplace violence and harassment?
Workplace violence includes the following incidents in the workplace:
- Use of physical force by a person against a worker that causes or could cause physical injury to the worker;
- An attempt to use physical force against a worker that could cause physical injury to the worker;
- Any statement or behaviour that a worker could reasonably interpret as a threat to use physical force against the worker that could cause physical injury to the worker
- Engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome; or
- Workplace sexual harassment.
- Engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker because of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, where the course of comment or conduct is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome; or
- Making a sexual solicitation or advance where the person making the solicitation or advance is in a position to confer, grant or deny a benefit or advancement to the worker and the person knows or ought reasonably to know that the solicitation or advance is unwelcome.