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1. Policy

1.01 CCNM is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees, students, and visitors. The College proclaims “zero-tolerance” for violence and therefore will not tolerate any acts of violence by or against any employee, contractor, student, patient, resident, or visitor.

2. Scope

2.01 This policy applies to all workers of the CCNM community including employees and independent contractors.

3. Definition

3.01 “Workplace Violence” means:

  • The exercise of physical force by a person against an individual, in a workplace, that causes or could cause physical injury.
  • An attempt to exercise physical force against an individual, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury.
  • A statement or behaviour that it is reasonable for an individual to interpret as a threat to exercise physical force against the individual.

4. Responsibilities

4.01 Each member of the CCNM community is responsible for creating an environment that is free from workplace violence. Employees and contractors are required to report any violence or any serious potential of a violent situation immediately to management, security, or the human resources department.

4.02 Managers/supervisors are required to prevent and discourage violence in the workplace. Anyone in a management position who becomes aware of workplace violence or the serious potential of it within CCNM is expected to promptly deal with the situation in consultation with the human resources department.

4.03 Co-workers are also expected to prevent and discourage violence in the workplace. Any co-worker who has witnessed an event or becomes aware of any circumstances that could lead to violence in the workplace should make every effort to inform their manager/supervisor or the human resources department of the potential for violence.

4.04 The human resources department has the duty to advise if a co-worker has any history of violent incidents. In situations where a CCNM employee or independent contractor has been identified as a potential danger to co-workers, the HR department will assess the level of risk and determine whether co-workers need to be advised.

4.05 The human resources department is responsible for communicating this policy to all employees as well as ensuring that reported incidents are dealt with in the prescribed manner.

4.06 The human resources department is responsible for providing training to all workers on the harassment and discrimination (see C1100) and violence policies.

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