The University at Buffalo is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees and will respond promptly to threats, acts of violence, and acts of aggression by employees or against employees by coworkers, members of the public, students, or others.
The University at Buffalo (UB, University) is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees and has a zero tolerance policy with regard to any act or threat of violence made in the workplace, on university property, or by an employee while conducting university business. The university will respond promptly to threats, acts of violence, and acts of aggression by employees or against employees by coworkers, members of the public, students, or others. Violent conduct or any threat of violence implied or direct, is prohibited on university property or in connection with university business. This includes but is not limited to:
An individual may not carry, possess, or use any dangerous instrument or weapon on university property or in university buildings without legal authority to carry a weapon in the performance of his or her duties.
This policy is designed to meet the requirements of NYS Labor Law 27b and highlights some of the elements that are found within our Workplace Violence Prevention Program. Management, along with authorized employee representatives, were involved with this program and we will work together to keep the University at Buffalo a safe place to work.
All employees will be provided information on workplace violence during the new hire orientation program and annually thereafter.
Employees who are victims of violence, receiving threats, or have a specific cause to be concerned for their safety, can request a police escort by calling University Police at 716-645-2227.
University at Buffalo employees have a responsibility to report all incidents and concerns regarding potential workplace violence to University Police at 716-645-2222.
In the event of a workplace safety issue, University Police will alert the campus via email and text message, and post the alert on the University Police website.
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