[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Bayville 11-26-2012. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village of Bayville is committed to the safety and security of our employees. Workplace violence presents a serious occupational safety hazard to our municipality, staff, clients, and residents. Threats, threatening behavior, or acts of violence against employees, visitors, guests, or other individuals by anyone on the Village of Bayville property or worksites will be thoroughly investigated and appropriate action will be taken, including summoning criminal justice authorities when warranted. All employees are responsible for helping to create an environment of mutual respect for each other as well as clients, following all policies, procedures and program requirements, and for assisting in maintaining a safe and secure work environment.
This policy is designed to meet the requirements of New York State Labor Law § 27b and highlights some of the elements that are found within our Workplace Violence Prevention Program. The process involved in complying with this law included a workplace evaluation that was designed to identify the workplace violence hazards our employees could be exposed to. Other tools that were utilized during this process included establishing a committee made up of management and authorized employee representatives of CSEA Local 1000 AFSCME, AFL-CIO, who will have an ongoing role of participation in the evaluation process, recommending methods to help reduce or eliminate the hazards identified during the process and investigating workplace violence incidents or allegations. All Village employees will participate in the annual Workplace Violence Prevention Training Program.
The goal of this policy is to help promote the safety and well-being of all people in our workplace. All incidents of violence or threatening behavior will be responded to immediately upon notification. The Village of Bayville has identified response personnel that include a member of management and an employee representative of CSEA Local 1000 AFSCME, AFL-CIO. If appropriate, the Village of Bayville will help provide counseling services or referrals for employees.
Workplace violence prevention training will be given to all Village employees upon initial assignment, and annually thereafter. Retraining will be required any time there is a significant change to the program, risk factor, or work operations/controls.