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All business should be committed to preventing violence in the workplace. In order to keep the workplace as safe as possible, please observe the following guidelines:
Identifying Your Risk of Workplace Violence
Workplace violence can include actions or words that endanger or harm you, and cause you to believe that you may be in danger, including the following:
- Verbal or physical harassment
- Verbal or physical threats
- Assaults or other violence
- Any other behavior that causes you to feel unsafe (bullying or sexual harassment)
- Participate in all safety training and apply the knowledge learned to your everyday job.
- Learn, understand and comply with all company safety procedures and precautions.
- Share any suggestions for making our workplace safer with your supervisor.
- Report all violent incidents immediately and accurately, regardless of whether the violence is between an employee and a client or customer, or between multiple employees. Even if you are not involved, be sure to report incidents that you witness.
- Call 911 immediately if the violent incident is serious. After help has arrived, be prepared to discuss what happened with both authorities and company officials.
- Report behaviors such as threatening, bullying, stalking or harassing. If it is ongoing, it is helpful if you document each episode.
- Let your supervisor know if you ever feel threatened or nervous, and would like additional security measures to be established.
- Report any worrisome or distinguishable changes in a co-worker to a supervisor.
- Remember, you will never be penalized for reporting violence, whether you are a victim or a witness. The company will observe complete confidentiality. Our concern is for the safety of all employees.
Looking for more information on workplace violence as an employee or employer? Contact The Safegard Group for additional resources and guidance that can help keep everyone involved in your organization safe and comfortable.