Workplace Violence Policy

It is the policy of Tezak Heavy Equipment Co., Inc., to provide a safe work environment for employees, subcontractors, customers, and other outside person(s) with business related connections.  Our company is committed to working with its employees and others to maintain a work environment free from violence, threats of violence, harassment, intimidation, and/or any other forms of disruptive behavior.  Such behaviors may include, but are not limited to, physical and/or verbal intimidating, threatening, coercing, or violent conduct, vandalism, sabotage, arson, use of weapons, and bullying, or otherwise interfering with the job performance of fellow employees or visitors.

Individuals who commit such acts may be subject to appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary actions, which may include removal from the premises, termination of employment and/or criminal penalties.

We need your cooperation to implement this policy effectively and maintain a safe working environment.  Do not ignore violent, threatening, harassing, intimidating, or other disruptive behavior. The following procedures are to be taken if you observe or experience such behavior by anyone on company premises and / or projects, whether he / she is a company employee or not.

Only if you are comfortable doing so, inform the offending individual that his/her behavior is unwelcome, offensive, or inappropriate.  They may not realize their actions.  Document the incident including time, place, and any witnesses.  If their actions continue, report it to your supervisor.

Employees should immediately report incidents to their supervisor or to the company EEO Officer Danielle Archuleta.  All complaints will be investigated.  When employees are found to have engaged in the above conduct, management will take action that it believes is appropriate based on findings.

Employees should directly contact law enforcement, security, and/or emergency services if they believe there is an imminent threat to the safety and health of themselves or their coworkers.

The Colorado Department of Transportation also instituted a workplace violence policy. Please refer to the Standard Specification for Road and Bridge Construction subsection 101.95 and 108.07. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) of the federal government has created written guidelines to develop a workplace violence policy and a sample policy for use by government agencies.