COURAGE STRENGTH FORTITUDE
On March 29, 2011 and November 16, 2011, the college undertook a comprehensive assessment of risks of violence in the workplace. This was accomplished by a two day Walkthrough of campus buildings and grounds with the Work place Violence Team, Public Safety and members of various unions. A campus-wide survey and a checklist of work hazards identified by staff and faculty were completed. We also reviewed all crime logs and records complied in the previous year that concerned workplace violence. Based on the above, we developed the Workplace Violence Prevention Program. Prior to the Workplace Violence Physical Risk Assessment a QC mailer was sent on March 14, 2011 advising the college community of the walkthrough building site schedules.
Based on our survey and Medgar Evers College’s annual Clery Report, our data indicated that Medgar Evers College has a very low occupational assault and homicide risk in the workplace. However, Medgar Evers College has assessed, identified and developed several preventive methods to further improve the safety of employees.
The following risk factors were identified after conducting a survey:
a. An open campus can create the following:
b. Working alone in an office can create the following:
The following strategies are in place or will be instituted in order to address the risk factors identified:
Incidents of workplace violence and behavior that you believe may lead to potential workplace violence must be reported promptly to a supervisor and/or the Office of Public Safety.
In order to maintain a safe working environment, incidents of workplace violence must be reported promptly to a supervisor and/or the Office of Public Safety. The phone number of the College’s Office of Public Safety is (718)-270-6069. Members of the College community are also encouraged to report other behavior they believe may lead to potential workplace violence. After an incident occurs or upon receipt of a complaint, an investigation will be conducted by the Office of Public Safety. Complaints involving the Office of Public Safety will be investigated by the Office of Human Resources.
The WVAT committee will review the investigation results of incidents and determines whether there is a violation of the Policy and provides a report to the President.
The WVAT, committee will conduct a review of the Campus Workplace Violence Incidents Report at least monthly to identify trends in the types of incidents in the workplace and reviews the effectiveness of the mitigating actions taken
List of members with contact information OR location where this information is posted on campus or on the College web site (i.e., URL).
Workplace Violence Advisory Team (“WVAT”)
The WVAT reports directly to the College President and consists of members designated by the President. The current members of Medgar Evers College WVAT are:
Tanya E. Isaacs
Dr. JoAnn Joyner
The WVAT Chair, selected by the President, sets the times and agendas for meetings and establishes sub-committees, as necessary, to fulfill the WVAT responsibilities set forth herein and in sections 4, 7 and 12.
Including contact information OR location where this information is made available by the College.
Employees may access the Workplace Violence Prevention Program by making a request at the Office of Public Safety.
List of additional campus contacts and resources available to assist with awareness and prevention efforts, training, or issues related to workplace violence.
Including contact information for your campus Domestic Violence Liaison(s).
Concerns about domestic violence entering or affecting the workplace may be reported to your DV Liaison, a supervisor or to Public Safety.
The Director of Human Resources reports to the President and serves as the Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Coordinator for Medgar Evers College. The Direct Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
If you have questions about the information provided in your campus workplace violence prevention training, please contact the following representative(s) at the College.
Hours of Availability
10am – 5pm
Tanya E. Isaacs
9am – 5pm
Dr. JoAnn Joyner
Counseling & Psychological Services
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