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Cal OSHA Releases Model Workplace Violence Prevention Plan

Mar 01, 2024

SB 553, codified in California Labor Code Section 6401.9, now requires almost all employers to maintain a written WVPP as of July 1, 2024 unless they have a specific exemption.

Exemptions include:

  • Employers who are already covered by the Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare standard (or employers that already comply with that standard);
  • Employees teleworking from a location of the employee’s choice that is not under the control of the employer;
  • Places of employment that are not accessible to the public and have less than 10 employees working at any given time; and
  • Facilities operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and law enforcement agencies.

On March 1, Cal/OSHA and the DIR released the following resources:

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