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Workplace Violence Prevention at CSUSB

The goal of the Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) is to support a work environment in which violent or potentially violent situations are effectively addressed with a focus on prevention by increasing employee understanding of the nature of workplace violence, how to respond to it, and how to prevent it. Success in the protection of our employees requires your personal attention and, as necessary, appropriate action.


CSUSB Workplace Violence Prevention Plan.pdf



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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