Workplace Violence Prevention

Nova Scotia Health Authority (“NSHA”) is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and supportive working environment for staff, patients and visitors. NSHA acknowledges that violence is an occupational health and safety hazard at the workplace. Violence can cause physical and emotional harm and have negative effects on the productivity of the organization. The psychological injuries which can result from violence may be immediate or delayed. NSHA views any acts or threats of violence in the workplace as unacceptable.

NSHA treats any act of violence within its scope of service as a serious matter. NSHA will take every reasonable precaution in the circumstances to minimize and – to the extent possible – eliminate the risk of violence in the workplace. NSHA recognizes the need to balance the safety of staff, patients, and visitors with its obligation to provide healthcare services to those in need.

All members of Nova Scotia Health Authority are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe environment. In all situations, if you witness or experience violence or threats of violence, take precautions to assure your own safety and the safety of others, report an incident to your Manager/Supervisor, if you are working in Central Zone call 902-473-SAFE (7233) and if needed, follow the Emergency Code White procedure for your facility.


Related Resources

In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and The Violence in the Workplace Regulations, an employer must conduct a violence risk assessment for each of their workplaces and develop an action plan to address the risk in cases where the risk is identified to be unacceptable or significant.



Non Violent Crisis intervention Courses - one day certification. Training booklets (one per registrant) will be charged back to the registrant’s cost center. All registrants are required to provide cost center SAP number at the time of attendance. The cost of each booklet needed with this training is approximately $24.00

Note: Please book yourselves in for NVCI courses via Provincial LMS. You will need to log in with your windows login credentials. Username follows format cdha\(username), password is your windows login password. 

Scheduled courses

Full Day Training

  • June 21st 2019 at 9:00am Dickson, Weather Watch
  • July 22nd 2019 at 9:00am Cobequid room 3217
  • August 20th 2019 at 9:00am Dickson, Weather Watch
  • September 16th 2019 at 9:00am Melor Drive room 203
  • October 15th 2019 at 9:00am Dickson, Weather Watch
  • November 22nd 2019 at 9:00am Hants room 2A
  • December 9th 2019 at 9:00am Dickson, Weather Watch
  • January 14th 2020 at 9:00am Cobequid room 3217
  • February 7th 2020 at 9:00am Dickson, Weather Watch
  • March 24th 2020 at 9:00am Cobequid room 3217
  • April 14th 2020 at 9:00am Dickson, Weather Watch
  • May 19th 2020 at 9:00am Melor Drive room 203

Workplace Violence General Presentation