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PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY – Hazard Identification and Controls

June 16 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT

Psychological Safety – Hazard Identification & Controls

Approved for 7 CPD Hours by CPHR Alberta

Eligible for employee training funding through Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) (when combined with our 14-Hour Investigations Training for HR & OHS Professionals on June 9 & 10,2020) 

With the recent changes in the OH&S legislation comes the inclusion of psychological safety hazards and the need for them to be properly identified and controlled, as would done with other physical hazards. This one-day training session is designed to help human resources professionals, occupational health and safety professionals as well as managers properly recognize, identify, and mitigate hazards related to psychosocial factors affecting the workplace. The session will dive deeper into identifying and effectively addressing violence as well as various subtle and obvious forms harassment in the workplace.


  • Human Resources Management Officers/Managers/Directors, particularly those who oversee, manage or directly deal with concerns of psychological safety including issues of harassment, abuse, bullying, violence, and discrimination.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Investigators/Officers/Managers/Directors
  • Human Resources Management Officers/Managers/Directors/Executive who work closely with Occupational Health and Safety Personnel to address workplace and psychological safety issues.


  • Deeper understanding of psychological safety and the relevant psychosocial factors.
  • An understanding of the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • An understanding of the psychological safety assessment process.
  • Recognition of psychological safety hazards in the workplace as well as awareness of the controls and strategies to address psychological safety hazards in the workplace.
  • Understanding of legislative requirements as well as organizational/management/employee responsibilities in the handling, investigations and resolution of cases involving discrimination, harassment, abuse, bullying, and violence in the workplace.


This one-day training will cover the following components:

Module I – Introduction to Psychological Health and Safety and the Canadian Standard

This module introduces the participant to the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety – Introduction to the 13 psycho-social risk factors sets the foundation for the workshop

Module II –   Occupational Health and Safety Act – Harassment and Violence Changes

This module identifies the OHS Act changes, definitions, and responsibilities of employer, supervisor and employee

Module III-  Hazard Identification – Harassment and Bullying Awareness – Sexual Harassment and Violence Awareness

This module assists the participants and workplace in developing preventative strategies so as to take a pro-active approach to the issue of psychological violence

Module IV – Harassment and Violence Prevention Strategies

This module assists the participants and workplace in developing preventative strategies so as to take a pro-active approach to the issue of psychological violence

Module V – Administrative Controls

This module provides the participant with an understanding of the administrative controls available to them in the workplace

– Policies and Procedures

– Reporting mechanisms

– Investigation best practices

– Performance, progressive discipline, and behavioral controls and expectations

FACILITATOR: BOB STENHOUSE, MTH, LPI, Certified CMHA Psychological Health & Safety Advisor

Bob Stenhouse is a Senior Associate at Insight Corporate Care. He is a retired RCMP leader, undercover pioneer, and former organized crime investigator. He is a recognized and seasoned expert in investigations training and has delivered such training to hundreds of professionals within a wide variety of environments, regulation requirements and occupational sectors. As former leader of the Corporate Investigations Unit for the largest employer in Alberta (Alberta Health Services), Bob has extensive investigation and risk management experience with serious and complex incidents in the workplace. Bob has brought his passion, education and experiences together in the promotion of psychological safety and emotional intelligence in the workplace.

Bob has personally encountered the good, the bad, and the ugly in organizational culture and workplace psychological safety, and is able to bring these real-life experiences directly into his training sessions. Aside from the benefit of his expertise, participants in Bob’s workshops will also find him to be a highly engaging facilitator with whom they can feel comfortable, connect earnestly, and share experiences readily for the benefit of collective learning. His intriguing stories of biker gang investigations, homicide undercover as well as interesting experiences within the Corporate Investigations Unit of the largest employer in Alberta form colorful and impactful illustrations in his training.



A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate.

Participants are on their own for lunch.



Insight Psychological Inc.
2532 Ellwood Drive Southwest
Edmonton, AB T6X 0A9 Canada


Insight Corporate Care