Harassment Prevention Basics for Manitoba Media Production Industry Professionals in Supervisory Roles

An introduction to recognizing, preventing and responding to harassment for supervisors in all areas of film, television, web, corporate and commercial production.

June 23rd, 2021 – Via Zoom – 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Designed for supervisors working in all areas of film, television, web, corporate and commercial production industries, Introduction to Harassment Prevention for Manitoba Media Production Industry Professionals provides a short overview of the material normally covered in the 1-day SAFE Work Manitoba Harassment and Violence Prevention course. The presentation has been customized to reflect the unique workplace safety and health challenges found in Manitoba’s media production industry and include helpful strategies for supervisors tasked with dealing with these challenges.

To support workers, supervisors and employers in creating a harassment-free workplace. The course will focus specifically on harassment – what it is, what legislation says about it, prevention strategies and how supervisors can properly address it. 

Who should take this workshop
This workshop will be particularly useful to producers, production company owners, employers, department heads, crew chiefs and all those involved with supervising staff.  

Jack Slessor, CHSC, is a Prevention Consultant with SAFE Work Manitoba and has conducted safety training sessions in the past for MB’s film and television industry. Jack also reviews FTM’s required online courses with a “workplace safety and health legislation lens” to provide guidance on the course material and resources.  

Jack also provides support and guidance to the workplace safety and health committees in MB’s workplaces and assists them in understanding their roles and responsibilities as outlined in the MB Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations. In addition to being one of the presenters of SAFE Committee Basics and other workshops tailored to the needs of organizations, Jack also provides custom presentations and on occasion will attend committee meetings to provide hands-on support.

FTM is a member of the Province of Manitoba’s sector council program funded through the Department of Economic Development and Training. FTM builds a highly skilled and adaptable film industry workforce to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates and partners with members of the film and television industry to identify training needs to support workforce development output.

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