University of Calgary

Workplace Violence Policy

UToday HomeApril 23, 2012

Late last year the campus community was invited to review a draft Workplace Violence Policy. That policy was recently finalized and is now in effect as of April 23.

“We are committed to having a respectful, supportive and safe campus environment,” says Rae-Ann Aldridge, director, Environment, Health and Safety. “This policy is one way to formalize that commitment, while meeting the requirements of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Code.”

Workplace violence is defined in the policy as the threatened, attempted or actual conduct of a person that causes or is likely to cause physical injury to workers in the workplace.

The purpose of the policy (available online) is to ensure that:

  • Workers understand that workplace violence is considered to be a serious offence and will not be tolerated
  • Those subjected to workplace violence have access to assistance in order to pursue a complaint
  • Those subjected to or aware of workplace violence are advised of available recourse