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Training to create psychologically safe and healthy workplaces

Canadian workers regularly experience harassment and violence on the job but even more concerning are their reports that little is being done to address the problem.
Many workers reported feeling unprotected and unsupported before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. While remote work options have removed some from toxic work environments others say these new arrangements have increased their exposure to violent and harassing interactions.
These and other findings in the first National Survey on Harassment and Violence at Work in Canada document the pervasive and destructive nature of this issue and the need for comprehensive prevention strategy. Such a plan requires the committed actions of governments, employers and worker representatives alike.
Workers Health & Safety Centre is ready to support you in this important prevention work by offering two essential training programs—Workplace Violence & Harassment and Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental Health. Both are available this summer in convenient, online, virtual classrooms.
Take action today! Register for training.

Training for compliance and prevention

By law, Ontario employers must address workplace violence and workplace harassment. As a minimum they must develop and implement policies and program(s), including measures and procedures for reporting and investigating, and they must provide all workers with information and instruction on the content of all of these.
Our three-hour Workplace Violence and Harassment training is designed to help workplaces meet this legal requirement by gaining the knowledge and skill needed to develop and post written policies with respect to workplace violence, conduct a risk assessment, develop a workplace violence and harassment program and train workers on these workplace policies and programs.
WHAT: Workplace Violence & Harassment – Virtual
WHEN: Online, virtual classroom
WHERE: Wednesday, July 20 | 9:00AM-12:00PM
Wednesday, August 3 | 9:00AM-12:00PM
Monday, August 15 | 9:00AM-12:00PM
COST: $75.00

Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental Health training provides a basic understanding of psychosocial work hazards and related health effects and explores a range of contributing workplace factors from job demands/job control and worker engagement to civility and respect. Participants will discuss ways to identify and assess these hazards, including policies and programs, physical and cognitive demands analysis and workplace surveys, and how these can be used to build psychologically safe and healthy workplaces.
WHAT: Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental Health – Virtual
WHEN: Online, virtual classroom
WHERE: Wednesday, July 20 | 1:00PM-4:00PM
Wednesday, August 3 | 1:00PM-4:00PM
Monday, August 15 | 1:00PM-4:00PM
COST: $75.00

Please note: Registration closes two weeks before each training date. Courses are filled online on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit our online registration page for our complete summer schedule.
Don’t see what you need? Beyond the scheduled classes listed above, and where participant numbers warrant, we can work with you to coordinate almost any of our training courses for all workers, workplace representatives and supervisors.

Need more information?
Additional resource: Workplace Violence Prevention Resources
Additional training: Check out all WHSC programs
Contact a WHSC training services representative in your area.
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