AP 6800 Safety - Administrative Procedures, Chapter 6 Business and Fiscal Affairs

  • References: Cal/OSHA; Labor Code Sections 6300 et seq.; Title 8 Section 3203; Code of Civil Procedure Section 527.8; Penal Code Sections 273.6, 626.9, 626.10, and 12021

Definitions

Prevention activities increase awareness and minimize the potential for crisis in the workplace.  Training is essential for all staff to learn how to recognize early warning signs, so that appropriate intervention can be provided for identified areas of conflict in the workplace.

Crisis or conflict constitutes any inappropriate or unreasonable disruption that interferes with the normal functioning of one’s work.

Acts of violence include any physical action, whether intentional or reckless, that harms or threatens the safety of self, another individual or property.

A threat of violence includes any behavior that by its very nature could be interpreted by a reasonable person as intent to cause physical harm to self, another individual or property.

Workplace includes the college campus and off-campus locations where college-sponsored activities take place and faculty, staff, or student employees are engaged in college business or locations where incidents occur as a result of the person's relationship to the college community.

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is a program that applies to all full and part-time employees, temporary and seasonal employees and volunteers working for the district.

General Safety concerns

Employees shall comply with the requirements of the district’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). Employees’ responsibilities can be found in section 4.6 of the Program. The IIPP is located at http://www.ohlone.edu/org/hr/docs/injuryillnesspreventionprogram.pdf

Emergencies

Any employee shall immediately report any situation that threatens life or property and demands an immediate response of police, fire, or medical personnel by first dialing 911 and then notifying law enforcement.

Equipment and Sanitation

Should the duties of an employee require the use of equipment to ensure the safety of the employee, the District shall furnish such equipment.  Complaints related to health safety, sanitation and working conditions shall be forwarded to the employee’s supervisor or the district’s Safety Coordinator for review and recommendation.

Crisis and Conflict Intervention

Any employee experiencing an unsafe work condition should immediately contact his/her supervisor or the Associate Vice President of Human Resources.  The supervisor shall immediately notify Campus Police about any acts or threats of violence.  The employee will be provided consultation regarding resources available to resolve the unsafe work condition.

It is the responsibility of all employees to immediately report to their immediate supervisor and Campus Police threats, acts of violence or any other behavior which deliberately hurts, harms or threatens another person at the college. Such reports will be promptly and thoroughly investigated.

Restraining Orders/Court Orders

An employee shall notify Campus Police of any restraining orders/court orders when named as a plaintiff, and provide a copy of the order to Campus Safety.  In the event the supervisor is informed by an employee of a restraining order, the supervisor will contact Campus Police to ensure they are aware of the court order, and that a copy of the restraining order/court order is on file.

Adopted: November 2013