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Home And Workplace Safety Plans

Workplace Safety Plan

• Save any threatening emails or voicemail messages.

• Inform your employer, security supervisor or a person of your choice of your situation.

• Park close to the entrance of your building, and talk with security, the police, or a manager if you fear an assault at work.

• Have your calls screened, transfer harassing calls to security, or remove your name and number from automated phone directories.

• Identify an emergency contact person if the employer is unable to contact you.

• Make sure your employer is aware of court orders such as custody orders, peace bonds or restraining orders that forbid the harasser from being near or contacting you at your workplace.

• Ask security to escort you to and from your car or public transportation.

If You Have To Flee, Try To Take…

• Important papers - birth certificates, social insurance cards, any court documents

• Credit cards, bank account numbers, and ATM cards

• Some money

• An extra set of keys

• Medications and prescriptions

• Phone numbers and addresses for family, friends, doctors, lawyers, and community agencies.

• Clothing and comfort items for you and the children.

Home or Personal Safety Plan

• Consider an unlisted phone number

• If possible carry a cell phone for emergencies

• Remove items of a personal nature from your garbage or recyclables

• Make sure your windows and doors are locked, consider the use of deadbolts

• Use security alarms or other security features if possible

• If travelling in a car, change your travel route to and from work often

• Keep emergency numbers at your disposal

• Make sure others are informed of your situation and if possible, create a signal to let them know if you are in danger

• Have an escape route mapped out in case you need it

• If children are involved teach them a plan and make sure they know emergency numbers