A recently obtained access-to-information request reveals that Memorial University has installed 350 panic buttons across campus.
The Office of the Chief Risk Officer stated that “Panic Buttons and their assessment are based on the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety legislation. This legislation includes the responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers with respect to the workplace violence. The definitions and examples of workplace violence and harassment, the risk assessment process, workplace violence and harassment prevention plans are highlighted within Occupational Health and Safety legislation. With this, panic buttons are used as a tool in fulfilling legislative requirements.”
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Matt Barter is a fourth-year student in the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. He enjoys reading thought-provoking articles, walks in nature, and volunteering in the community.