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Workplace Violence Prevention Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.


We Offer Three Types of Workplace Violence Prevention Safety Trainings Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Workplace Violence Prevention Safety Trainings certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Violence in the Workplace Training Course?

Our Violence in the Workplace training course is built to regulation standards. This class discusses topics including predicting violence, prevention, response, forms of violence, active shooter scenarios, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Workplace Violence Prevention Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • OSH Act 5(a)(1) – General Duty Clause
  • Canada Standards

  • COHSR Part XX

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Workplace Violence Prevention Safety Training?

    OSHA doesn’t have a specific standard for violence in the workplace. However, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”

    Likewise, Part XX of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations – Violence Prevention in the Work Place gives steps employers must implement in order to protect their employees against violence in the workplace, and ensure they have recourse if they are subjected to violence. Employers who do not take steps to prevent or abate a recognized violence hazard in the workplace can be cited.

    Because of these requirements, employers have a legal and ethical obligation to develop and maintain a workplace that is free from hazards associated with violence in the workplace. Employees have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety and well-being of all.

    Stay Informed On All Things Workplace Violence Prevention

    Did You Know?

    In 2014, over 400 people were fatally injured because of work violence.

    Workplace violence comes in many forms, including criminals, customers, co-workers, and personal relationships.

    Not surprisingly, the deadliest form of workplace violence comes in the form of active shooters (Source: NSC).


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is workplace violence?

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    Any behavior that causes anxiety, fear, and a climate of distrust in your workplace is part of workplace violence. This includes any time someone is abused, threatened, intimidated, or assaulted in their place of employment.

    What are the four types of workplace violence?

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    1) Personal – the instigator has a personal rather than a business relationship with the victim
    2) Client – the instigator is a client of the business
    3) Worker-on-worker – the instigator is an employee who threatens another employee
    4) Criminal intent – the instigator is committing a crime at the business location

    Can an employer predict or anticipate workplace violence?

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    Yes. The idea that someone “just snapped” without warning is a myth. Workplace violence is not random or unpredictable. In most cases, there are warning signs that lead up to an act of violence, which means you can predict and prevent violence in your workplace.

    How can employers protect employees from workplace violence?

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    The best protection employers can offer is to establish a zero-tolerance policy toward workplace violence. All employees should know the policy and understand the procedures for reporting violence. Any claims should be investigated and remedied right away.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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