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Workplace Violence - Geneva
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Workplace violence is any physical assault, threatening behavior, or verbal abuse occurring in the workplace. It can include physical assaults, beatings/stabbing, shootings, rapes, or attempting to cause physical harm, such as striking, pushing, or other aggressive acts against another person.

Signs to indicate an increased risk of workplace violence:
  • Disorderly conduct, such as shouting, pushing, or throwing objects, punching walls, or slamming doors
  • Verbal Threats to inflict bodily harm including vague or overt threats
  • Fascination with guns or other weapons, demonstrated by discussions or bringing weapons to the workplace
  • Obscene phone calls
  • Intimidating presence
  • Harassment of any nature

If you encounter a life-threatening incident or workplace violence immediately call campus security at 911 or 1-4040 by cell phone.

Non-life threatening incidents should be reported to your supervisor

Federal Consortium EAP provide assessment, counseling, referral, training, & consultation at (214) 767-3030

24-hour help is 1-800-222-0364