Workplace safety and health hazards affecting California employees have traditionally been viewed as arising from unsafe work practices, hazardous industrial conditions, or exposure to harmful chemical, biological or physical agents, not from violent acts committed by other human beings. Recently, employees, as well as supervisors and managers, have become victims of assaults or other violent acts in the workplace, which entail a substantial risk of physical or emotional harm. Many of these assaults result in fatal injury, but an even greater number result in nonfatal injury, or in the threat of injury, which can lead to medical treatment, missed work, lost wages and decreased productivity.
Workplace violence has become a serious occupational health problem requiring the combined efforts of employers, employees, labor unions, government, academics and security professionals.
At Shasta College strategies to prevent workplace violence are in an addendum to the Injury and Illness Prevention Program. It is provided to give an understanding of the scope of the workplace violence problem, identification of risks, and ways to protect oneself.
For more information about workplace security, please click on the following link: Workplace Security Guidelines
The Annual Security Report (ASR) is provided by Shasta College to help ensure a safe environment for our college community and prospective students and employees. This document contains crime statistics for the previous three years in addition to valuable safety and security information. A complete copy of the ASR can be obtained from the Information Center located in the Administration Building or from the Campus Safety Office located in room 5015. You can also click the following link for a PDF copy: Annual Security Report (ASR)