Town Of Marcy
Workplace Violence Prevention Program

Workplace Violence Prevention Program Policy Statement

 

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM

POLICY STATEMENT

Our municipality, Town of Marcy is concerned and committed to our employees' safety and health. We refuse to tolerate violence in the workplace and will make every effort to prevent violent incidents from occurring by implementing a Workplace Violence Prevention Program (WPVP). We will provide adequate authority and budgetary resources to responsible parties so that our goals and responsibilities can be met.

All Elected Officials, Department Heads and Supervisors are responsible for implementing and maintaining our WPVP Program. We encourage employee participation in designing and implementing our program. We require prompt and accurate reporting of all violent incidents whether or not physical injury has occurred. We will not discriminate against victims of workplace violence.

A copy of this Policy Statement and our WPVP Program is readily available to all employees from their Department Manager or Supervisor.

Our program ensures that all employees, including Elected Officials, Department Heads and Supervisors, adhere to work practices that are designed to make the workplace more secure, and do not engage in verbal threats or physical actions, which create a security hazard for others in the workplace.

All employees, including Elected Officials, Department Heads and Supervisors, are responsible for using safe work practices, for following all directives, policies and procedures, and for assisting in maintaining a safe and secure work environment.

The management of our municipality is responsible for ensuring that all safety and health policies and procedures involving workplace security are clearly communicated and understood by all employees. Department Heads and Supervisors are expected to enforce the rules fairly and uniformly.

Our Program will be reviewed and updated annually.

August 2009

 

Documents:

At the Marcy Town Board Meeting held on September 23, 2010  the Workplace Violence Policy for Town of Marcy  was reviewed after the the Workplace Violence Work Group met.

The following recommended  changes will be added to provide a more secure workplace environment:

From a security standpoint it was decided to have the front doorway to the municipal building be the only doors available for public entry.

  • The side door will only be available during tax collection or for the assessor.
  • A panic button will be given to the Town Clerk.
  • A training took place for the officials and employees of the Town of Marcy.
  • The Trainer for the workplace violence session, Gene Prescott agreed with the recommendations to minimize potential issues.

Supervisor Scala noted the Training went very well and triggered his thesis response he sent to labor department.

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