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Being aware of your surroundings can help you stay safe.

Being aware of your surroundings can help you stay safe. 

The best way to protect yourself while in the workplace or outside of it is to build situational awareness.  By definition, situational awareness is the “ability to directly know and perceive, to feel, or to be cognizant of events around you.” Simply put, know your surroundings and who is around you to protect yourself from unwarranted attacks.

When walking to and from work, notice who is around you and don’t play on your phone, especially if it is dark.   Keeping your head on a swivel is important to prevent unwarranted attacks on our campus. 

For more information on how to keep yourself safe, check out the UC Learning Center or https://hr.ucdavis.edu/departments/elr/workplaceviolence/health 

Workplace Violence Prevention Program

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