A Workplace Violence Prevention Strategy for Nova Scotia

Workplace Violence : NS Labour and Workforce Development, Health and Safety

Statistics Canada estimates that one in five violent incidents in Canada, including physical assault, sexual assault and robbery, occur in the workplace. These acts can have severe consequences.

Workplace violence can affect the safety and security of every employee and business owner. It claims a high personal cost from the emotional trauma and physical injury experienced by the victims, their families, and co-workers.

As of April 1st businesses in high risk sectors have to follow the Violence in the Workplace Regulations. Please see the resources below for more information about the regulations