June 13, 2024

California’s Workplace Violence Prevention Plan Effective Date is Fast Approaching 

California Senate Bill 553 (SB 553), signed into law on September 30, 2023, requires employers to develop and implement a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP).  

The statues effective date of July 1, 2024, is fast approaching and will impact most employers in California requiring them to establish, implement, and maintain a WVPP that includes:  

  • Prohibitions against employee retaliation.  
  • Accepting and responding to reports of workplace violence.  
  • Employee workplace violence training and communication.  
  • Emergency response protocols.  
  • Workplace violence hazard assessments; and  
  • Other requirements, such as maintaining a Violent Incident Log 

As discussed here, employers can find several useful tools on Cal/OSHA’s WVPP webpage to assist in preparing for WVPP mandates.  

Learn more about the new WVPP requirements by registering for Western Growers June 25, 2024 webinar: Navigating California’s New Workplace Violence Prevention Requirements.