Policy Manual


Workplace Violence      

Type: Policy                 Category: Risk Management and Safety                 Level: Community Care 

Parties: Community Care employees and contractees

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Supporting References: 

Parent Effective Date Approval Level Revision Dates Last Reviewed
N/A  2-1-1999  Board    2-1-1999
Related Document Code Related Document Name Type
9.mep.16 Workplace Violence Procedure

Policy:  Community Care policy is to provide a safe workplace free from aggressive, threatening or violent acts through the development and implementation of an effective program that provides a safe workplace. This policy applies to all Agency owned or controlled work sites and those sites at which services are performed by Agency employees. Employees, who are able to recognize early warning signs of potential violence, know when and how to report concerns, and know how to implement the steps to defuse situations before they become violent, can avoid many incidents. For purposes of this policy, violence is defined as the deliberate and wrongful violation, damage or abuse of other persons, self or property and includes threats of violence. Acts of violence and threats thereof include, but may not be limited to: verbal (such as threats, harassment, abuse, and intimidation) non-verbal (such as gestures and intimidation), physical (such as hitting, pushing, shoving, kicking, touching, and assault), and other acts (such as arson, sabotage, vandalism, and stalking). Employees and supervisors should take all threats seriously.