Violence in the Workplace Handbook

Introduction Managing the Aftermath of an Incident
Policy Employee Responsibilities
  Examples of Prohibited Behavior Supervisor Responsibilities
  Warning Signs Management Responsibilities
  De-Escalating Threatening Behavior
Quick Reference Sheet
  Behavioral Intervention Team Online Training
  Being Prepared


A safe and secure workplace is essential to carrying out the mission of the University. The campus and its employees are committed to working together to create and maintain a workplace that is as free as possible from threatening and violent behaviors. This handbook is intended as a guide for employees, supervisors, and managers for recognizing and responding to workplace violence.

This handbook constitutes a written program for job safety and security and are part of UC Santa Cruz’s overall workplace health and safety program as set forth in its Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).

Please refer to the Student Policies and Regulations Handbook for policies and procedures on student misconduct, and refer to the Title IX/ Sexual Harassment Office for policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment and sexual assault.