Workplace Violence Prevention

UCSF Health is committed to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, violence, and threats of violence. Violence in the workplace is an occupational health and safety hazard that can cause physical and emotional harm. We believe physical and emotional safety is a right and responsibility of every person.  As such, UCSF instituted a new Workplace Violence Prevention Program in accordance with our Zero Tolerance Policy and current regulatory compliance. 

All UCSF Medical Center staff are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe work environment. If you witness or experience violence or threats of violence while at work, take immediate precautions according to existing safety and security procedures, and report the incident as soon as possible.

What is Workplace Violence?
Workplace Violence as defined by the Medical Center's Workplace Violence Prevention Program Policy includes both violence and disruptive or threatening acts that can lead to violence.
  • Disruptive Behavior: Behavior by patients, family members, and/or visitors which is disruptive to the patient's own care, the care of other patients, the safety of staff, patients, visitors, and institutional operations
  • Threatening Behavior: A verbal or written statement or physical action that would give reason for a person to fear for their safety or the safety of others
  • Violent Behavior: A physical assault on a person or physical action intended ot cause injury or damage to property

Contact UCSF Police by calling 9+911 from any campus telephone

  • For emergency assistance
  • To file a UCSF police report
  • To report suspicious behavior/event

Contact Medical Center Security Services at 415.885.7890

  • For security response (Code 100, Code Green, Code Gray)
  • To report suspicious behavior/event






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