Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention Guidance and Resources

California Senate Bill 553 (SB 553) amended California Labor Code section 6401.7 and created section 6401.9 and the new requirements found in those Labor Code sections will be in effect and enforceable on July 1, 2024.

Cal/OSHA is currently working on the development of a workplace violence prevention standard for general industry (Non-Health Care settings). The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) is required to adopt the standard no later than December 31, 2026.

Cal/OSHA recommends the guidance, educational materials, model programs and plans, and other resources that are provided below, be reviewed with an employer's existing procedures to ensure that workers are protected.

Workplace Violence Prevention for General Industry (Non-Health Care Settings)

March 27, 2024