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California Mandates Workplace Violence Prevention Plans (7/1/24)

Last year, California’s governor signed Senate Bill (SB) 553, which requires all employers to establish, implement, and maintain an effective Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP). The law takes effect on July 1, 2024. Cal/OSHA is responsible for enforcing the requirements of SB 553, now codified at California Labor Code Section 6401.9.

Cal/OSHA has published a Model WVPP. Similar to its model Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP) and COVID-19 Prevention policy, the Model WVPP is designed to assist employers in drafting their own plans. Employers are not required to use Cal/OSHA’s model but may adopt it as a template. The Model WVPP contains numerous questions and examples for employers to consider as they assess the risks in their own workplaces and “fill in the blanks” of the template accordingly.
Cal/OSHA Issues Model Plan for Complying with Workplace Violence Prevention Law
Jackson Lewis via SHRM | Mar 2024

FAQs: Workplace Violence Prevention in General Industry
Model: Written Workplace Violence Prevention Plan for General Industry (Non-Health Care Settings)
Fact Sheet: Workplace Violence Prevention in General Industry (Non-Health Care Settings) – Information for Employers

Effective date:  7/1/2024
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