Bullying in the Workplace CCOHS



Bullying is defined as a repeated, persistent and continuous behavior, as opposed to a single negative act. Generally, perceiving a power imbalance between the victim and the perpetrator, the victim feels inferior whether this imbalance is there or not.

Although other types of violence receive more media attention, workplace bullying is of great importance and can affect many people.

Topics include:

  • Defining bullying
  • Effects of bullying
  • Preventing bullying
  • Recognizing and removing the risks
  • Specific control strategies
  • Putting the knowledge to work

Upon completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the effects of bullying in the workplace, on the organization and on its workers
  • Recognize the signs of bullying and why it happens
  • Identify the roles of the employers, managers, supervisors and employees in recognizing and preventing bullying
  • Use tools to assist the victim, co-workers, supervisors and the employer to recognize, assess and control bullying in the workplace

This course was developed in collaboration with the Public Services Health and Safety Association.

Target Audience

This course is recommended for health and safety committee members, managers, supervisors and workers.



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet – and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.