A comprehensive risk management program includes awareness, prevention, response, referrals to resources, and communication between all levels of an organization. Representatives from Human Resources, Security, JHU and JHHS Legal, and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) work closely together to develop and implement policies and procedures that minimize the risk of violence at Johns Hopkins. The foundation to a safe and secure environment is every person following the Johns Hopkins policies and exhibiting professionalism every day in the workplace and academic environment.
Awareness means understanding that behaviors left unchecked can escalate into violence. If there is a behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable, you should report it to your supervisor or manager, Human Resources, academic advisor or chair, or dean for faculty and students affairs. The time for taking action is well before the point at which violence occurs. If you sense something, say something! If you don’t, maybe no one else will.