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.



  • Workplace Violence Prevention Plan - This course is scheduled when there is a demand.
  • Non Violent Crisis intervention Courses - A half day refresher or 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 $14.

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

Scheduled courses (please register via LMS)

  • June 1st  2015 Veterans Memorial Building             8:30am till 4:30pm
  • June 17th 2015  Weather Watch 5th floor Dickson  8:30am till 4:30pm
  • July 15th 2015  Hugh Bell Lecture Hall NSH            8:30an till 4:30pm
  • Aug  19th 2015  Cobiquid Room 3127                      8:30am till 4:30pm
  • Sept 16th 2015  Weather Watch 5th floor Dickson   8:30am till 4:30pm
  • Workplace Violence General Presentation

Program Contact

Linda Doherty, Capital Health Safety Officer
1276 South Park Street
QEII Bethune Building, Room 245
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2Y9
Tel: 902-473-3864
Fax: 902-425-0523