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Violence in the Workplace

Title:

Violence in the Workplace

Publication date:

1/2/2012

Effective date:

8/5/2005

BRIEF

Policy Summary

Berkeley Lab provides a community in which employees, affiliates (formally known as guests), and visitors can work together in an atmosphere of respect and civility, free of harassing and threatening behaviors. Laboratory policies are designed to protect and promote the rights of members of the Berkeley Lab community and to prevent actions that interfere with those rights and with the Laboratory's mission. Any threat or violent act by an individual associated with Berkeley Lab, including any employee, contractor, affiliate, or student, will be considered serious misconduct and may be the basis for disciplinary action or dismissal. Such an act may be reported to local law enforcement officials for appropriate action.

Who Should Read This Policy

All persons at the Laboratory

To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

The POLICY tab on this wiki page

Contact Information

For more information, contact your division's Human Resources Center.
Feedback on HR policies or procedures is welcomed. Send comments to hrpolicies@lbl.gov.

Title:

Violence in the Workplace

Publication date:

1/2/2012

Effective date:

8/5/2005

POLICY

A. Purpose

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is committed to providing a workplace that is as free as possible from intimidation, threats of violence, and acts of violence. This policy provides guidance to all who work at or visit the Laboratory to help maintain an environment at and within Berkeley Lab property that is free of violence and the threat of violence.

B. Persons Affected

All persons at the Laboratory

C. Exceptions

Requests that exceed what is allowed under current policy or that are not expressly addressed by current policy are considered exceptions to policy. A request for an exception to policy requires, at minimum, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) approval.

D. Policy Statement

  1. Policy: It is the policy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to create and maintain a community in which we can work together in an atmosphere of respect and civility, free of harassing and threatening behaviors. Laboratory policies are designed to protect and promote the rights of members of the Berkeley Lab community and to prevent actions that interfere with those rights and with the Laboratory's mission. Any threat or violent act by an individual associated with Berkeley Lab, including any employee, contractor, affiliate (formally known as guest), or student, will be considered serious misconduct and may be the basis for disciplinary action or dismissal. Such an act may be reported to local law-enforcement officials for appropriate action.
  2. Crisis Action Team: To assist managers and individuals in assessing situations involving workplace violence, Berkeley Lab has established a Crisis Action Team (CAT), composed of Berkeley Lab and University of California, Berkeley, campus units with special expertise in professional training. These units work together to deal with verbal and physical behaviors perceived as disruptive, intimidating, threatening, or violent. CAT helps clarify the management of situations (including legal and psychological issues), coordinates communication, and monitors resolution of incidents.
  3. Immediate Assistance: If an employee believes he or she needs assistance, he or she should call the Employee Labor Relations Manager (x6747). If he or she is experiencing immediate threat, he or she should dial 7911 (or 9-911 from a campus phone).

E. Roles and Responsibilities

Role

Responsibility

Chief HR Officer (CHRO)

Has the functional responsibility for this policy

Crisis Action Team (CAT)

Helps clarify the management of situations (including legal and psychological issues), coordinates communication, and monitors resolution of incidents

Employees

Have the responsibility to adhere to the provisions of this policy

HR Department

Has the responsibility to advise management and employees on how to comply with this policy

Managers and Supervisors

Have the responsibility to adhere to the provisions of this policy

F. Definitions/Acronyms

Term

Definition

CAT

Crisis Action Team

CHRO

Chief Human Resources Officer

G. Recordkeeping Requirements

The Human Resources Department will maintain records of any incidents.

H. Implementing Documents

Audience

Document Number

Document Title

Managers and Supervisors

02.02.006.001

Managers and Supervisors Responsibilities under the Violence in the Workplace Policy

Managers and Supervisors

02.86.001.001

Supervisor Responsibilities at Berkeley Lab (BLI0117) (mandatory for new supervisors)

Managers and Supervisors

02.86.001.002

Supervisor Scenario Workshop – HR Issues (BLI0122) (mandatory for new supervisors)

I. Contact Information

For more information, contact your division's Human Resources Center.
Feedback on HR policies or procedures is welcomed. Send comments to hrpolicies@lbl.gov.

J. Revision History

Date

Revision

By whom

Revision Description

Section(s) affected

Change Type

1/2/2012

1

M. Bello

Rewrite for wiki

all

Minor

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

Title:

Violence in the Workplace

Document number

02.02.006.000

Revision number

1

Publication date:

1/2/2012

Effective date:

8/5/2005

Next review date:

1/2/2015

Policy Area:

Work Environment

RPM Section (home)

Human Resources

RPM Section (cross-reference)

Section 2.05(F)

Functional Division

Human Resources

Prior reference information (optional)

RPM Section 2.05(F)

Source Requirements Documents

Source

Document title

California State Law

Workplace Violence Safety Act ( California Code of Civil Procedure § 527.8

California State Law

California Labor Code § 6400 et seq.

University of California (UC)

Guidelines for Workplace Violence Prevention

Implementing Documents

Audience

Document Number

Document Title

Type

Managers and Supervisors

02.02.006.001

Managers and Supervisors Responsibilities under the Violence in the Workplace Policy

Process

Managers and Supervisors

02.86.001.001

Supervisor Responsibilities at Berkeley Lab (BLI0117) (mandatory for new supervisors)

Training

Managers and Supervisors

02.86.001.002

Supervisor Scenario Workshop – HR Issues (BLI0122) (mandatory for new supervisors)

Training

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