10.14 BROOME DDSOO ISSUING DEPT. Executive Office SECTION Page 10.14b Policy and Procedures SUBJECT Workplace Violence Prevention DATE OF ISSUE November 2013 (Amended from February 2012) Definitions:
Workplace violence is any behavior that is violent, threatens violence, coerces, interferes with an
individual’s legal rights of movement or expression or disrupts the work
place or the ability of Broome DDSOO to provide services to its individuals. 1.
An attempt or threat whether verbal or physical, to inflict injury upon another person.
Any intentional display of force which would give a person reason to fear or expect bodily harm.
Intentional and wrongful physical contact with a person without his or her consent that entails some injury.
Stalking a person with the intent of causing fear when such stalking has arisen through or in the course of employment. 2.
is defined as “
any conditions or practices in any place of employment which are such that a danger exists which could reasonably be expected to cause death or serious physical harm immediately or before the imminence of such danger can be eliminated through the
enforcement otherwise provided by
Serious physical harm
is defined as “
impairment of the body so as to render the body part affected functionally use
less or substantially reduced in efficiency.”
is defined as “the discharge, suspension, demotion, penalizati
on, or discrimination against any public employee, or other adverse employment action taken against a public
employee in the terms and conditions of employment.”
Workplace Examination, Evaluation, and Determination:
The workplace examination looks at any injury, accident, incident, or statistical records to identify trends and the type and cause of workplace injuries. The examination attempts to identify patterns of injuries in particular areas of the workplace or incidents that involve specific operations or individuals. The individual work sites are evaluated annually and whenever there is a change in the identified risk factor list. The work site evaluations are completed and reviewed, in concert with members of the authorized employee representatives from CSEA, PEF and NYSCOPBA.