Workplace Violence and Harassment Law

    EXOS 4639 is offered this winter and spring:

Work­place vio­lence and harass­ment leg­is­la­tion does not sim­ply involve respond­ing to inci­dents; it also requires an under­stand­ing of the haz­ardous con­di­tions that may lead to vio­lence or harass­ment and ensur­ing that such haz­ards are prop­er­ly con­trolled. This sem­i­nar will acquaint you with the law sur­round­ing work­place vio­lence and harass­ment (includ­ing the recent changes to the OHS Act and OHS Code) and dis­cuss strate­gies to ensure that you and your orga­ni­za­tion are com­ply­ing with the law.
Course at a glance

Offered fully online learning - synchronous format

What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify and analyze legal requirements in relation to workplace violence/harassment prevention and incident management/response.
  • Explore controls and prevention strategies.
  • Discuss prevalent workplace violence/harassment issues such as worksite/work-related suicides, PTSD, and domestic violence.
  • Explore industry specific issues such as violence in the healthcare industry and convenience store/gas stations.
  • Discuss the legal liability that you and your employer may face in relation to workplace violence and harassment.

Offered:

Take note:
  • Pre-and post-course activities may be required as part of this course. Pre-course instructions and materials will be available on eClass.
  • Required reading materials: Alberta OH&S Act, Regulation, and Code, Alberta King’s Printer (alberta.ca/alberta-kings-printer)
  • Graded on a pass or fail basis: a passing grade of 70% or higher is required to receive Completed Requirements (CR) on your transcript.
Overall Schedule
Feb 8 — pre-class information opens

Students in this course section may have pre-class readings or assessments to complete.

Lecture/Class Schedule
Feb 11Feb 12
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Sundays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Feb 26 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

14 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Mark Greene

Your Instructor

Mark GreeneID: mark-greene

Since 2001, Mark Greene has worked for Alberta Justice, where he is currently the lead civil legal counsel for Occupational Health and Safety. Mark also provides advice to many government departments in respect to occupational health and safety issues. His background experience includes environmental law, transportation safety law, family law (family protection), and legal counsel to the Law Enforcement Review Board. Mark has been a guest speaker at many events, including conferences hosted by the Health and Safety Conference Society of Alberta, Canadian Society of Safety Engineers, the Alberta Construction Safety Association, Residential Construction Industry Conference, and the Petroleum Safety Association of Canada.

Textbook

Required

Government of Alberta

Ohs Act, Code And Regulation
Class info
Take note:
  • Pre-and post-course activities may be required as part of this course. Pre-course instructions and materials will be available on eClass.
  • Required reading materials: Alberta OH&S Act, Regulation, and Code, Alberta King’s Printer (alberta.ca/alberta-kings-printer)
  • Graded on a pass or fail basis: a passing grade of 70% or higher is required to receive Completed Requirements (CR) on your transcript.
Overall Schedule
Jun 7 — pre-class information opens

Students in this course section may have pre-class readings or assessments to complete.

Lecture/Class Schedule
Jun 10Jun 11
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Sundays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Jun 25 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

14 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Textbook
Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • Pre-and post-course activities may be required as part of this course. Pre-course instructions and materials will be available on eClass.
  • Required reading materials: Alberta OH&S Act, Regulation, and Code, Alberta King’s Printer (alberta.ca/alberta-kings-printer)
  • Graded on a pass or fail basis: a passing grade of 70% or higher is required to receive Completed Requirements (CR) on your transcript.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

Looking for
different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXOS 4639 is offered this winter and spring: