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Workplace Violence Prevention

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplace violence affects nearly 2 million American workers annually, and is the second leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States.

California Senate Bill 553

California SB 553 caused the California Labor Code Section 6401.9 to be enacted.

While there is no Cal/OSHA regulation as yet, the labor code requires that starting July 1, 2024, the majority of employers in California must establish, implement, and maintain a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan that includes the following elements:

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


Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention Information Website

CSUSM Corporation Workplace Violence Prevention Program (coming soon)