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Workplace Violence Prevention for Supervisors in California Training Course

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Comprehensive violence prevention plans ensure a safe work environment.

8 minutes   |   SKU: ABCWVPMS11    |    Language(s): EN    |    Produced 2024








8 minutes

Training Objectives

Understand the key components of SB 553
Identify workplace violence hazards
Implement and maintain a prevention plan
Report and investigate incidents effectively
Conduct employee training on violence prevention
Maintain accurate records and logs

Course Overview

California Senate Bill 553, signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom, mandates comprehensive workplace violence prevention measures for employers. This legislation introduces a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) that must be easily accessible to all employees and includes components like hazard identification, periodic inspections, emergency response procedures, and employee training. Employers are required to identify and evaluate workplace violence hazards, involve employees in the plan's development, and ensure continuous review and updates. The law prohibits retaliation against employees for reporting incidents and mandates detailed record-keeping, with all records maintained for a minimum of five years.

Additionally, the law requires specific employee training on identifying and responding to workplace violence hazards, reporting incidents, and seeking assistance from law enforcement or emergency services. Employers must maintain training records for at least one year. Furthermore, every workplace violence incident must be recorded in a Violent Incident Log, excluding personal identifying information to protect privacy. The log should detail the date, time, and location of the incident, a description of the incident, and the classification of the perpetrator. This proactive approach aims to create safer workplaces and ensures a structured response to potential threats, promoting a secure and supportive work environment for all employees.

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What are the four main components of California Senate Bill 553?

The four main components are the workplace violence prevention plan, employee training, the violent incidents log, and temporary restraining orders.

Who does SB 553 apply to?

SB 553 applies to all employers and employees in California, with exceptions for healthcare employees covered by Cal OSHA's standard, employees working from home outside employer control, employees in non-public locations with fewer than 10 employees, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employees, and law enforcement agency employees.

What must be included in a workplace violence prevention plan according to SB 553?

The plan must include names or job titles of those implementing it, hazard evaluation methods, periodic inspections, communication protocols, training development, procedures for seeking law enforcement assistance, reporting procedures, emergency response procedures, and an annual review process.

How should employers handle the reporting and investigation of workplace violence incidents?

Employers must establish procedures for employees to report incidents without fear of retaliation, respond and investigate incidents promptly, and communicate the investigation results.

What information must be recorded in a violent incident log?

The log must include the date, time, and location of the incident, a detailed description, the classification of the perpetrator, and the circumstances of the incident while omitting personal identifiers and medical information.

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