Pro-Workplace Violence

procedure workplace violence gun bomb modified Tue Jul 28 2020 15:54:52 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

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UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
PROCEDURE

PROCEDURE NAME

Workplace Violence

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PROCEDURE APPLICABILITY

This procedure applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students).

PROCEDURE STATEMENT

Workplace violence may take the form of various types of personal assaults. These may include weapons such as knives or handguns. The only warning that you might receive during a workplace violence incident is the sound of gunfire, scuffling or other employees yelling a warning. 

Gunfire 

  1. If you hear gunfire, immediately seek refuge in an area that can be locked from the inside. A room without windows would be the best choice. Hide inside that area behind a desk, under a table or in a closet or bathroom. Remain still and quiet. 
  2. If a phone is immediately available in the area you are using for refuge, and if it is safe to do so, call 911. If it is safe to do so, stay on the phone with the police dispatcher. 
  3. Take no action to intervene with the perpetrator. 

Explosion/Bomb 

  1. Immediately evacuate the building, using your preplanned evacuation route. 
  2. Call 911. Inform them of the situation with as much information as is available. If it is safe to do so, stay on the phone with the police dispatcher. 

Hostage Situation 

  1. Immediately evacuate the building, using your pre-planned evacuation route. Stay out of sight of the perpetrator at all times. 
  2. Take no action to intervene with the hostage taker. 
  3. Call 911. Inform them of the situation with as much information as is available. If it is safe to do so, stay on the phone with the police dispatcher. 

Physical Threat 

  1. Immediately evacuate the area, using your preplanned evacuation route. 
  2. Call 911. Inform them of the situation with as much information as is available. If it is safe to do so, stay on the phone with the police dispatcher.

Remember, never put yourself in harm’s way.

ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

Senior Associate Vice President for Operations

RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Environmental Health & Safety
Louisville, KY 40292
502-852-6670
dehsubm@louisville.edu 

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