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UCLA Workplace Violence Prevention Plan

UCLA is committed to supporting campus safety and addressing violent behavior and threats of harm.

UCLA's Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) was established to address the hazards known to be associated with the four types of workplace violence as defined by the Labor Code (LC) section 6401.9.

Per LC 6401.9, workplace violence is defined as any act of violence or threat of violence that occurs in a place of employment. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • The threat or use of physical force against an employee that results in, or has the high likelihood of resulting in, injury, psychological trauma, or stress, regardless of whether the employee sustains an injury.
  • An incident involving a 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.
  • The four types of workplace violence defined in LC 6401.9.

Per LC 6401.9, a threat of violence is any verbal or written statement, including, but not limited to, texts, electronic messages, social media messages, or other online posts, or any behavioral or physical conduct, that conveys an intent or that is reasonably perceived to convey an intent, to cause physical harm or to place someone in fear of physical harm, and that serves no legitimate purpose.

To request a training on Workplace Violence Prevention, inquire about reporting an incident of workplace violence, or for any other questions, you can contact the WVPP Program Administrator via email at or file a report directly using the UC Workplace Violence Online Reporting tool.

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