HHA. Workplace ViolencePURPOSE
Homicide is the second leading cause of death among all employees in the workplace and the leading cause of death among women in the workplace. This growing problem requires that South Plains College make every effort possible to protect College employees from becoming victims of workplace violence. This policy applies to all employees of South Plains College.
South Plains College considers workplace violence a serious matter and that such conduct poses a threat to the safety and health of all those associated with the College community.
South Plains College will not tolerate violence, or threats of violence in the workplace.
Any employee who engages in such activity will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including, termination of employment.
Weapons of any kind are prohibited from the South Plains College workplace. Using any item in a threatening or weapon-like manner is also prohibited. This rule does not apply to Campus Police or other law enforcement personnel while in the performance of their duties as commissioned peace officers.
Employees should immediately report violent or potentially violent behavior to their supervisor. If the supervisor is not available, Campus Police Officers should be notified.
South Plains College forbids firearms on campus except as provided by law. In accordance with state law, firearms may be used as an instructional tool in Law Enforcement class and carried by South Plains College Campus Police Officer. Off duty law enforcement personnel enrolled classes are requested not to carry firearms to class.
Any exception to the firearms policy must be approved in writing by the President or his designee.
Approved By: Executive Council
Nature of Revision: New Policy
Date Issued: 11/97