Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

Violence and Harassment in the Workplace
Online Course Overview

Workplace harassment can undermine a person’s dignity. It can prevent workers from doing their job effectively. Workplace harassment, left unchecked, has the potential to escalate in to violent behavior. All workers are entitled to a safe and healthy workplace.

The occupational health and safety act sets out the requirements for violence and harassment policies in the workplace. The legislation through Bill 168, effective 2010 and further refined with Bill 132 in 2016, sets out the steps that the employer must take to ensure a safe and equal workplace.


  • Section 1
    • Introduction
    • Definition of Violence
    • Definition of Harassment
    • Definition of Sexual Harassment
    • Definition of Bullying
    • The Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 2
    • Recognizing the Behaviors
    • Less Obvious Behaviors
    • Sexual Harassment Behaviors
    • Effects of Harassment and Violence on the Individual
    • Physiological Symptoms
    • Behavioral Symptoms
  • Section 3
    • Effects of Harassment and Violence on the Organization
    • Results of Ignoring the Problem
    • Other Negative Effects
    • Developing Policies and Procedures
    • Developing Policies for Harassment and Violence
    • Harassment Policy
    • Risk Assessment
    • Threat Assessment
    • Types of Threats
    • Stages of Violence
    • Communications
  • Section 4
    • Training
    • Monitoring
    • Third Parties
    • Complaint Process
    • Confidentiality
    • Designated Contact Person
    • Investigation
    • Informal Procedure
    • Formal Procedure
    • Interviewing the Complainant
    • Interviewing the Alleged Harasser
  • Section 5
    • Actions Following Investigation
    • Conflicting Evidence
    • Protection Against Intimidation
    • False or Malicious Complaints
    • Prevention
    • Conclusion


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 90 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.

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At BIS, we take great pride in how we can positively impact others on a global scale. We create engaging online safety modules to ensure the safety of our customers and clients, and tailor the modules to fit our clients' needs. Keeping each other safe is a critical responsibility that makes a large impact on the organizations that we work with. We take pride in our ability to cultivate a positive, safe and healthy work environment.

What We Do

Our organization is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity and innovation, and we stand by our core values: Compassion, Humility, and Integrity. We believe that a positive and supportive work environment is essential for the success of our business and the well-being of our employees. Compassion and Inclusivity is at the core of our culture. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. Collaboration is another key element of our culture. We believe that working together as a team, leads to better outcomes and a more fulfilling work experience. We encourage open communication, active listening, and constructive feedback, and we support our employees in sharing ideas and taking ownership of their work. Finally, we embrace innovation as a driving force behind our success.

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We are a growing technology company based out of Sherwood Park, Alberta. We provide a
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Our Company was established in 2006 and we now have over 2 million active users and over 1,100 company clients and partners who rely on BIStrainer for their health and safety programs.