CalOSHA Issues Violence Prevention Model Plan

By April 3rd, 2024HR Blog


By Jennifer Jacobus, PHRca, SDEA CEO

In 2023, Governor Newsom endorsed Senate Bill 553, requiring most California employers to establish a plan preventing workplace violence. This plan requires employers to maintain a log of violent incidents, conduct employee training on workplace violence, and document workplace violence hazard identification.  Compliance with these regulations is mandatory by July 1, 2024.

The state promised a model plan to help employers meet this requirement and they have delivered.  The template found here provides instructions for employers to tailor the plan to their specific business needs. While the use of the Model Plan is not obligatory, it serves as a valuable starting point for the creation of a personalized plan.

In addition to the Model Plan, CalOSHA has also issued a Workplace Violence Worksheet Fact Sheet. This informative sheet offers a summary of plan components and details for employers on requirements such as maintaining a violent incident log, conducting employee training on workplace violence, and understanding employer responsibilities related to workplace violence recordkeeping requirements.

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