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CA’s SB 553: Maintaining Effective Workplace Violence Prevention

The California State Legislature has enacted Senate Bill 553, which requires all California employers to establish, implement, and maintain an effective workplace violence prevention plan (WVPP). The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is responsible for enforcing the requirements of SB 553.

Four Actions to Take
SB 553 requires every employer to take four actions:

  • Establish, implement, and maintain a workplace violence prevention plan consistent with new Cal. Labor Code §6401.9. This can be part of the employer’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) or a stand-alone plan.
  • Implement effective training when the plan is first adopted, and annually thereafter, as well as when any changes are made to the plan.
  • Record information in a violent incident log for every workplace violence incident.
  • Maintain records of the above, as required.

Effective Date
While SB 553 was approved by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 30, 2023, its requirements will be implemented at various times. The requirement to have a workplace prevention plan, including all relevant record-keeping requirements, takes effect July 1, 2024, with Cal/OSHA required to propose standards regarding the workplace prevention plan no later than December 1, 2025.

For more information on SB 553, view the Leagues’ compliance bulletin.

Access the ‘Compliance Hotline’
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Using the above phone number and email address, you can gain access to a knowledgeable team that’s ready to address all your credit union’s compliance inquiries — promptly and efficiently. With the Compliance Hotline, you can proactively respond to impromptu questions and issues by getting clarity and insight on technical topics that normally slow you down. We want to help you unlock the full potential of your League membership by leveraging the resources and support you need to navigate the complex world of compliance effortlessly. We’re ALWAYS just a phone call or email away!

Additionally, other League-member compliance resources include:

  • ViClarity
  • CU PolicyPro
  • ComplySight
  • InfoSight
  • CU Store
  • Record Retention Guide
  • GRC Technology Solutions

For more information, email Lisa Quaranta.

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