There is no place for violence and harassment in the workplace. Regardless of where you live in Canada, most provinces have occupational health and safety legislation with “general duty” requirements for your employer to protect your health & safety in the workplace, and this includes protecting you from workplace violence.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act defines the law regarding the duties of employers and workers and sets standards to ensure health and safety in the workplace. The New Brunswick Regulation 91-191 under the OHSA includes Violence and Harassment Codes of Practice which describe what employers must do in order to prevent violence and harassment in the workplace. There is also a Code of Practice for Working Alone (Regulation 92-133), which sets out rules that employers and workers must comply with to ensure the health and safety of an employee who works alone. The New Brunswick Human Rights Act provides protection against harassment and discrimination based on several grounds such as race, sex and religion.
Training raises awareness about violence and harassment in the workplace. Workplace violence can be prevented or averted if employees are aware of the warning signs that may lead to violence. By being educated about workplace policies and knowing what to do in event of violence or harassment, you can help prevent harm to workers. By knowing what behavior is acceptable and what is not, employees can do their part in preventing violence and harassment and help maintain a respectful workplace.
This course deals with general information such as the law, how to recognize warning signs, and respond to violence and harassment in the workplace.
Prevention of Violence and Harassment in the Workplace may be taken in the comfort of your own home or on the workplace computer system. There are 2 units and depending on your pace, it takes approximately 45 min to complete. You may progress through the online course at your own pace and may stop & start at any time. You are required to achieve a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass, and are allowed 2 attempts at the test. A certificate of completion (and/or wallet card) may be printed at successful completion of the Prevention of Violence and Harassment in the Workplace test.