Principle 3 Health, Safety, and Freedom from Violence
Key Element B Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence finds its way into many workplaces and can even result in deaths at work. Domestic violence is an equal opportunity offender that affects employees at all levels of a company. It is a security and liability concern, putting at risk not only the worker who is the victim of domestic violence, but other workers in the workplace who are in potential danger from the perpetrator. Since domestic violence can be less obvious than other safety hazards in the workplace, education programs for workers and employers are critical. Raising awareness about domestic violence in the workplace can go far towards ensuring that domestic violence and related threats are reported and that workers, not just the worker who is the victim of domestic violence, are protected from violence coming to the workplace.

There are 3 indicators for this element.
Indicator 1

Audit workplace violence policies to determine if the organization has a comprehensive domestic violence policy.

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Indicator 2

Include an immediate and effective action plan within the organization's domestic violence policy (or workplace safety policy) which guides employers when they become aware of a problem, including taking immediate action steps to ensure security of both the affected employee and other employees.

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Indicator 3

Provide training on domestic violence, with specific training for managers and security personnel on the warning signs of domestic violence and how to manage such a situation.

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