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Violence in the Workplace

Canada ranks fourth in the world for the number of women who are assaulted in the workplace and fifth in the world for the number of men who reported a violent incident in the workplace.

The province of Nova Scotia defines violence as:
" the attempted, threatened or actual conduct of a person that endangers the health or safety of an employee and

(i) includes a threatening statement or threatening behaviour that gives an employee reasonable grounds to believe that the employee is at risk of injury, and

(ii) it does not normally include verbal abuse or harassing behaviour that does not give an employee reasonable grounds to believe that the employee is at risk of injury."

This course will help you identify factors that contribute to workplace violence, give you tools to perform a hazard assessment for violence at your workplace and provide strategies to both employees and employers for responding to workplace violence.