Workplace Violence Prevention for Employees

Who should complete this training?

All Memorial University employees that do not have the responsibilities of a supervisor.


The objective of this training program is to create a greater awareness of the changes to the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Regulations that come into effect in January 2020 with respect to workplace violence. The Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations have sections related to workplace violence.

Effective Jan. 1, 2020 the regulations have introduced the inclusion of family violence, requirements for the development, implementation and maintenance of a harassment prevention plan and required training for all employees regarding harassment prevention and the harassment prevention plan.

This course will review the requirements of the legislation. This includes the responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers with respect to the workplace violence legislation. The definitions and examples of workplace violence and harassment, the risk assessment process, workplace violence and harassment prevention plans and Memorial University's respectful workplace policy. A review of the sexual harassment and sexual assault policy and themes related to sexual harassment and assault.

Course Duration: Approximately 1 hour online

Completion requirements: 80% on all online quizzes

Course includes: Once registered, the course will stay activated on your Brightspace (D2L) account and can be used as a reference or refreshed on a regular basis.

This course consists of five modules:
Module 1 - Legislation
Module 2 - Workplace Violence
Module 3 - Workplace Harassment and Respectful Workplace
Module 4 - Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault