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 is any act of violence or threat of violence that occurs at the work site.  The term workplace violence shall not include lawful acts of self-defense or defense of others.  Workplace violence includes the following:
  1. The threat or use of physical force against an employee that results in, or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, psychological trauma, or stress regardless of whether the employee sustains an injury
  2. An incident involving the threat or use of a firearm or other dangerous weapon, including the use of common objects as weapons, regardless of whether the employee sustains an injury

Contact UCSF Police by calling 911 from any 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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