Workplace Violence Prevention

Capital Health is committed to providing a work place that is free of harassment, violence and threats of violence. Capital Health acknowledges that violence in the workplace is an occupational health and safety hazard that can cause physical and emotional harm and we believe that physical and emotional safety is the right and responsibility of every person. We view any acts of violence or threats of violence in the workplace as unacceptable.

All members of Capital Health 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, 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.



Please note:
The Crisis Prevention Institue has modified its Non violent crisis prevention training.
Due to this change, all staff will need to take the full day certification.
All of the courses will be full days to ensure we provide the new training to our staff.
The upcoming dates will be posted for the new training no later than May 25th 2017.

Classes are being booked monthy, however, due to the high demand there is an extra class added in Sept and Oct. (see LMS)


This NVCI training is only for Central Zone employees at this time.

Workplace Violence Prevention Plan - This course is scheduled when there is a demand.

Non Violent Crisis intervention Courses - one day certification. Training booklets (one per registrant) will be charged back to the registrant’s cost centre. Be sure to include your cost centre SAP number on your registration form, otherwise your registration will not go through. The cost of each booklet needed with this training is approximately $24.00

Note: If you work for Mental Health Services or Addiction Services, sign in and register through Learning Management System (LMS).

Scheduled courses - Register via LMS

Full Day Training

  • Sept. 13th 2017 9am till 4:30pm 7 Mellor Avenue Public Health room 203 Burnside
  • October 10th 2017 8:30am till 4:30pm Room 203 Public Health, 7 Mellor Avenue Burnside Darmtouth
  • November 23rd 2017 9:00am till 4:30 Education Room #2, NS Rehab Centre.
  • December 13th 2017 9:00am till 4:30 Room 203 Public Health, & Mellor Avenue Burnside Dartmouth
  • January 11th 2018 9:00am till 4:00pm Weather Watch Dickson Centre 5th floor VG Site
  • February 15th 2018 8:30am till 4:00pm  Cobequid Multiservice Centre Room 3217 Sackville


Workplace Violence General Presentation

Program Contact

Linda Doherty, Safety Officer
Occupational Health Safety and Wellness
Room 275 Purdys Building
300 Pleasant Street Dartmouth NS
Office:  424-1546   Fax:  425- 0523