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Westmoreland County OKs workplace safety rules

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Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, 11:45 p.m.
 

A policy requiring Westmoreland County employees to notify officials about the potential for violence by other county workers or issues in their personal lives that could result in physical confrontations was approved by officials this week.

The rules are aimed at protecting the county's 2,000-person workforce, officials said.

“If anyone anticipates problems that can come over into the workplace, they should come forward,” said Human Resources Director Charles Dominick.

The policy is the result of a yearlong study and a survey of county workers about workplace issues.

Park Police Chief Nick Caesar said the anonymous survey found workers were concerned about the potential for violence between employees as well as domestic situations involving staffers that could spill over to the workplace.

“We just need to have something to give to our employees so they know they can come forward,” Caesar said. “We wanted to develop a policy to encourage employees to reach out to us.”

The policy requires employees and supervisors to report potential violent situations to the park police or the human resources office.

Supervisors and workers could be disciplined if they fail to report any of these situations.

“We just want to be proactive. You can't have an attitude anymore that it can't happen here,” Dominick said.

Rich Cholodofsky is a is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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