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You and Johns Hopkins have roles to play in preventing disruptive behaviors from escalating at work.

Your Role

If you are concerned about behaviors that might escalate into violence, talk with your supervisor, manager, or academic advisor or chair. Share with him or her the events you observed and how they impacted your job or academic responsibilities. You may also make a report to the Workplace Risk Assessment program manager at safeathopkins@jhmi.edu. If at any point safety is a concern, contact Security immediately or call 911. 

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

Johns Hopkins' Role

Johns Hopkins has an established risk assessment protocol to provide assistance in evaluating disruptive behavior and possible threats of violence. A comprehensive risk assessment program includes awareness, prevention, response, referrals to resources, and communication between all levels of an organization.

Reported behaviors of concern and acts of violence will be responded to and handled in a manner that respects the privacy of all involved. If waranted, a thorough, systematic, and consistent evaluation sill be conducted by the Risk Assessment Team who investigates all reports and provides guidance to management.

Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System have adopted policies on workplace safety that call for zero tolerance of violent behavior, threats, bullying, intimidation, and any behavior that contributes to an abusive work environment. Johns Hopkins will not tolerate verbal abuse, offensive conduct/behaviors which are intimidating, humiliating, or threatening; or hostile or violent acts on their campuses or in their programs. The policies apply to all faculty, staff, employees, and students at the respective institutions.