The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) requires that all employers provide a workplace "free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm" to their employees. Workplace violence is a recognized hazard, and employers must take steps to minimize the risks of violence against their employees.
Who must take this course?
Because workplace violence can affect any workplace, it is important for all employers to provide safety training for their employees. Effective employee training in nonviolent response and conflict resolution has been shown to reduce the risk that volatile situations will escalate to physical violence. Training should not be regarded as the sole prevention strategy but as part of a comprehensive approach to reducing the risk of workplace violence.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Violence and Bullying in the Workplace
- Key Terms
- Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
- Equal Employment Opportunity Laws
- Overview of Workplace Violence
- Types of Violence
- Warning Signs
- External Threats
- Overview of Workplace Bullying
- Examples of Bullying Behavior
- Types of Bullies
- Root Causes of Bullying
- Unlawful Harassment
- Workplace Violence Risk Factors and Vulnerable Groups
- Precautions for High-Risk Workers
- Precautions for Retail Workers
- Precautions for Health Care Workers
- Effects of Workplace Violence and Bullying
- Mental Health Effects
- Physical Effects
- Costs to the Organization
- Workplace Violence Control and Prevention
- Prevention Policy Creation
- Hazard Assessment
- Control Measures
- Training and Awareness
- Human Resources' Role
- Management's Role
- Employee Involvement
- Responding to Workplace Violence
- Threat Assessment
- Emergency Plans
- Emergency Response Teams
- Responding to Violent Incidents
- Recovery and the Three Stages of Crisis
- Investigation and Evaluation
- Responding to Workplace Bullying
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Response Strategies
- Stages of Crisis
- Crisis Intervention
- Additional Resources
Our EEOC Workplace Violence & Bullying Awareness Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.
Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Workplace Violence & Bullying Awareness. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:
(a) Each employer -
(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.
A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable EEOC Workplace Violence & Bullying Awareness Training certificate and wallet card.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.