VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
LEVELS OF BEHAVIOR

PANIC BUTTON SITEMAP CMP HOME DISASTER VIOLENCE PREVENTION


LEVEL ONE BEHAVIOR

Examples of behaviors that typify level one actions may include:

  • Pattern of verbal abuse/harassment including racial slurs.
  • Excessive use of profanity.
  • Consistently argumentative.
  • Uncooperative with supervisor/co-workers.
  • Pattern of inappropriate/unwanted sexual comments.
  • Angry/negative behavior towards policies/procedures.
  • Instigation of harmful rumors.
  • Expression of suicidal thoughts.
  • Frequent displays of anger (clenched fists, red face, tight jaw, etc.)
  • Inappropriate reasoning, impaired judgment/poor reality testing.

A person who displays level one behaviors uses confrontation, intimidation and challenges in their behaviors.

These examples of level one behaviors should raise a red flag to co-workers, supervisors and management. Advise Human Resources (HR) of the potential situation in order to provide assistance and help in remedying the situation. This is the right and best time to get HR involved and to intervene. Failure to act at this level may result in escalation to more serious behavior problems.

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LEVEL TWO BEHAVIOR

Examples of behaviors that typify level two violence include:

  • Expresses desire/intent to harm self/others.
  • Openly disobeys Company policies/procedures.
  • Vandalizes/steals property for revenge.
  • Exhibits persistent and non-mutual displays of affection(sexual harassment)
  • Sends sexual/violent notes to others.
  • Makes suicidal/homicidal threats/gestures.
  • Consistently acts out anger:(slams doors, punches walls, attempts to instigate fights, etc.)
  • Domestic violence (husband/wife/relatives working at Cubic)

A person who displays level two violence increasingly sends the message of, it's me against them. Level two behavior is considered to be a bridge to very overt and dangerous behavior however, intervention is still possible.

It is important to review these levels as examples and should signs of any of these be noticed advise your management or HR of the situation in order to prevent any incidents from developing.

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LEVEL THREE BEHAVIOR

Examples of behaviors that typify level three violence include:

  • Physical assaults - MINOR: spitting, pushing, hitting, etc.
  • Physical assaults - MAJOR: rape, murder, mayhem, use of weapons.
  • Major destruction of property; arson, explosives, etc.
  • Suicide or suicide attempts.
  • Armed robbery.

The individual who displays level three violence is very dangerous. Most level three behaviors usually involve a clear intent to harm. Level three violence has great potential for psychological harm, even if physical harm is avoided.

Intervention for level three violence (except for certain behaviors categorized as Physical assaults - MINOR) is generally not appropriate nor advised for co-workers, supervisors or management. These examples usually require the assistance of law enforcement, security personnel, and/or mental health professionals.

The three levels of behavior as noted here are merely "examples" of types of violence noted by authorities. The Cubic CMP is designed to make all aware of violence in the workplace, and is a PREVENTION program - not an intervention program.

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