California SB 553 Workplace Violence Prevention Training

All California employers must develop and implement a written workplace violence prevention plan and provide annual employee training.

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    Preventing Workplace Violence in California

    Enacted in September 2023, California’s groundbreaking workplace violence prevention law, SB 553/California Labor Code Section 6401.9 mandates that virtually all California employers develop and implement a written workplace violence prevention plan, provide annual employee training on the plan, and maintain log of workplace violence incidents.

    This new CA law has extensive, specific requirements on what must be covered in the training, including:  

    • An employer’s unique workplace violence prevention plan 
    • Workplace violence hazards relevant to the specific jobs held by employees taking the training 
    • All “definitions and requirements” of the law 

    The deadline for California employers to implement a compliant plan and complete the first round of annual training for employees is July 1 2024

    As the first law of its kind in the US, the California law signifies a major milestone in enhancing and prioritizing workplace safety. While its immediate impact is felt by CA employers, it calls attention to the mounting urgency and need for counterparts in other states to proactively develop a similar plan and provide training to their employees.

    SB 553 Course Requirements

    Traliant’s Workplace Violence Prevention training was created to meet California training requirements. Our dedicated Compliance Team collaborates with every client to ensure a thorough understanding of the requirements outlined under the new California law for workplace violence prevention. This partnership results in a tailor-made Workplace Violence Prevention training course that incorporates your organization’s unique workplace violence plan.

    California Workplace Violence Training covers the following topics:  

    ✓ Recognizing behaviors of concern
    ✓ Triggers of workplace violence
    ✓ Domestic violence at work
    ✓ Employer-specific workplace violence hazards
    ✓ How to report workplace violence concerns
    ✓ Employer-specific procedures for investigating workplace violence concerns and incidents
    ✓ De-escalation techniques
    ✓ What to do if workplace violence occurs
    ✓ The required workplace violence incident log
    ✓ Employer-specific emergency procedures
    ✓ Review of key elements of the employer’s workplace violence plan
    ✓ The definitions and requirements under the California law