FILE:  GAMI

 

VIOLENCE FREE WORKPLACE

 

 

The employees of the East Carroll Parish School Board are the most important and essential part of our educational community.  The safety and security of each employee is essential to carrying our mission of providing a safe and comfortable workplace for everyone.  Each employee has a reasonable expectation to perform his/her assigned duties in an atmosphere free from threats, assaults, or violence.

 

Recognizing the increasing incidence of violence in the workplace, the Governor of the State of Louisiana issued Executive Order Number MJD 97-15 committing the Governor and the State of Louisiana to work toward a violence free workplace.

 

The East Carroll Parish School Board fully supports this effort and is likewise committed to providing a violence free workplace.

 

DEFINITIONS

 

 

VIOLENCE FREE WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION

 

The Violence Free Workplace Committee is made up of four (4) employees at each school/facility who are organized to address and evaluate incidents where workplace violence occurs.  They are also organized to present violence free workplace seminars, which are designed as awareness vehicles for employees.  The members of the Committee are:

 

Appointments at each school/facility - name, each person’s title, and telephone number listed.

 

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The management of the East Carroll Parish School Board is strongly committed to the visibility and commitment of top-level supervision.  Management provides the motivation and resources to deal effectively with workplace violence and includes:

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Employees of the East Carroll Parish School Board are required to report to their principal, supervisor, manager, or the Violence Free Workplace Committee all threats or incidents of violent behavior in the workplace which they observe or of which they are informed.  Examples of inappropriate behavior which should be reported include:

 

   

In all cases of violence in the workplace, employees should cooperate fully with their Violence Free Workplace Committee, which will review and evaluate cases of workplace violence.  All employees are encouraged to participate in complaint or suggestions procedures covering safety and security.

 

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES (How to report an incident or threat)

 

The following procedures are established to report any and all incidents of workplace violence:

 

 

    1. The principal of the school

    2. The supervisor or manager of a School Board facility

    3. 911, when necessary

 

 

WHAT TO DO IF CONFRONTED WITH A VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE SITUATION

 

The following action(s) should be taken in accordance with the severity of the incident:

 

If the situation is not serious:

 

 

If the situation is dangerous:

 

 

Whenever the incident takes place, injured employees will receive appropriate medical treatment and psychological help as necessary.  Any employee who has been threatened or assaulted by another at the workplace will immediately report the situation to his/her supervisor.  The supervisor to whom the incident is reported will immediately notify the Violence in the Workplace Committee and local law enforcement.

 

Recoded:  August, 2008

 

 

Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:81

Board minutes, 12-6-05

 

East Carroll Parish School Board