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Proactive Response

Awareness + Action = Prevention

All members of the Johns Hopkins community play a role in preventing disruptive behaviors at work from escalating. You see what happens in your work area or academic setting, which makes it easier to identify concerning or unusual behaviors.

If you are concerned about disruptive behaviors in your work environment, you have several options. Reviewing the behaviors on the Johns Hopkins Continuum of Disruptive Behaviors at Work may help you decide how to proceed.

  • If you sense something, say something! Talk with your supervisor, manager, human resources, academic advisor or chair if a person or situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe.  Share the events you observed and how they impacted your job or academic responsibilities. It may be important to note patterns and frequencies of behaviors.
     
  • Submit a report to Safe at Hopkins. Complete the Report Disruptive Behavior online form if you observe or experience behaviors of concern, such as bullying, stalking, domestic violence or acts of violence.
     
  • If you have concerns about your immediate safety or someone else’s, you should call Security or 911 immediately.

Roadblocks to Taking Action

Lack of Awareness

If you are unsure as to what concerning behaviors look like, take a moment to review the Johns Hopkins Continuum of Disruptive Behaviors at Work.

Think it is Someone Else’s Responsibility

We all have a role to play in preventing disruptive behaviors at work from escalating. If you see a concerning behavior or attitude, talk to your supervisor, manager, human resources, academic advisor or chair. You may also complete Safe at Hopkins’ Report Disruptive Behavior online form

Concern about Retaliation

Johns Hopkins will not permit employment-based retaliation against anyone who, in good faith, brings a complaint of workplace violence or who speaks as a witness in the investigation of a complaint of workplace violence.