A major goal of colleges is to provide safe and efficient services all of its stakeholders. Each employee must help to accomplish this purpose through safe and efficient work practices and by being aware of any potential emergency or threatening situations. Employee safety is vital to our success as is the safety of our student body. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Paris (TCAT Paris) accepts the moral and legal responsibility of providing safe and healthy work conditions. The college’s objective is to implement a comprehensive safety plan that meets all federal, state, and local safety codes, and establishes and maintains safe and healthy working and learning conditions in our offices, facilities, and grounds.
TCAT Paris is committed to disseminating relevant and pertinent information regarding reported criminal activities of sexual assault in a reasonable manner to its community and to interested parties. To that end, the college has implemented and maintains policies and procedures in compliance with the University reporting requirements of the Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), two pieces of federal legislation that provide guidance in disseminating certain types of information to campus communities and to the general public. Because the Clery Act and the HEOA encompass several areas of campus responsibility, the college utilizes its Office of the Director to issue information that pertains to the criminal reporting requirements and policies of these two federal laws.
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) was signed into law March 7, 2014 and imposes new obligations on colleges and universities under its Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE Act) provision. The SaVE Act provision, which amends the campus crime provisions of the Higher Education Act, expands the information colleges must incorporate into their annual crime reports to include acts of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. TCAT Paris has reviewed and modified its policies and procedures for handling asserted sexual offenses, and will be carefully training its faculty, staff, and students in these areas.
Further, regarding classroom and campus safety in areas other than sexual assault, it is the policy of TCAT Paris to:
1. Provide safe and efficient occupational training in a safe instructional environment for our students and a safe working environment for our employees.
2. Provide instruction in, and encourage the development of, safe working practices by the student; emphasize the "safe way".
3. Stimulate student interest in occupational safety and prevention.
4. Promote safety awareness.
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