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.

Policies

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.

Forms

Training

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 https://elearning.nshealth.ca with your windows login credentials. Username follows format cdha\(username), password is your windows login password. Select Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training (Register for Aug 2018 – May 2019 Classes).There are some guidelines to register for a classroom session listed on our intranet page under Learners section, http://intra.nshealth.ca/UCS/BPS/LMSDocuments/ClassroomCoursesRegisteringForSessions.pdf

Scheduled courses

Full Day Training

  • August 16th 2018 at 8:30am Public Health room 203
  • September 19th 2018 at 8:30am Cobequid room 3217
  • October 16th 2018 at 8:00am
  • October 19th 2018 at 8:30am Cobequid room 3217
  • November 8th 2018 at 8:30am Cobequid room 3217
  • December 12th 2018 at 8:00am
  • December 14th 2018 at 8:30am Hants room 2A
  • January 23rd 2019 at 8:30am Cobequid room 3217
  • February 12th 2019 at 8:30am Cobequid room 3217
  • February 12th 2019 at 8:00am
  • March 14th 2019 at 8:30am Cobequid room 3217
  • April 16th 2019 at 8:00am
  • April 17th 2019 at 8:30am Public Health room 203
  • May 1st 2019 at 8:30am Cobequid room 3217

Workplace Violence General Presentation

Program Contact

Carissa Reardon, Safety Assistant
Occupational Health Safety and Wellness
Bethune Building
1276 South Park St, NS
carissa.reardon@nshealth.ca