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Awareness + Action = Prevention

The Alliance Against Workplace Violence established April as National Workplace Violence Awareness Month. In acknowledgement, the Risk Assessment Team provides a tip sheet for faculty, staff, employees, residents and students about what to look for, what to do, and who to contact. To download the tip sheet, visit

A comprehensive risk management program includes awareness, prevention, response, referrals to resources, and recovery. Representatives from Human Resources, the Dean’s Office, Security, the Office of General Counsel for JHU, the Legal Department for JHHS and JHM, and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program work together closely to develop and implement policies and procedures which minimize the risk of violence at Johns Hopkins.

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, manager, or HR. The time for taking action is well before the point at which violence occurs. If you sense something, say something!

If at any time you are concerned for your safety, contact Security or dial 911. If you need help managing your anger or are a victim of violence, contact the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at 443-997-7000 for free, confidential professional counseling services.

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