New Workplace Violence Prevention Regulations in California: What Employers Need To Know

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Workplace violence is an issue that no employer can afford to ignore. In response to growing concerns and incidents across various industries, California has enacted new regulations aimed at strengthening workplace violence prevention measures. Effective from July 1, 2024, these regulations mandate comprehensive employer training programs designed to protect employees and ensure a safer working environment. Here’s what you need to know.

Key Requirements for Employer Training Programs

Risk Assessment and Plan Development

Employers must conduct thorough risk assessments to identify potential workplace violence hazards. This involves evaluating past incidents, employee feedback, and specific workplace conditions. Based on the findings, a tailored workplace violence prevention plan must be developed, addressing identified risks and establishing procedures to mitigate them.

Training for All Employees

The regulations require that all employees, including temporary and part-time workers, receive training on workplace violence prevention. This training must cover recognizing warning signs of violence, reporting procedures, de-escalation techniques, and emergency response actions.

Regular Training Updates

Training must be conducted at least annually and whenever new risks are identified or policies are updated. This ensures that employees remain informed about the latest strategies and tools for preventing workplace violence.

Incident Reporting and Investigation

Employers must establish clear procedures for reporting incidents of workplace violence, ensuring prompt and thorough investigations. Employees should feel confident that their reports will be taken seriously and addressed swiftly.

Recordkeeping and Compliance

Detailed records of training sessions, risk assessments, and incident reports must be maintained. These records will be crucial for demonstrating compliance during inspections by regulatory bodies.

Why Choose showdme for Workplace Violence Training?

In light of these new regulations, it’s essential to choose a training solution that not only meets compliance requirements but also effectively equips your employees with the necessary skills and knowledge. showdme offers a comprehensive workplace violence training solution that aligns with the new California regulations. Here’s why showdme stands out:

  • Access Tailored Training Modules: Our training solutions are customized to fit the unique needs of your workplace, ensuring that all potential risks are addressed.
  • Utilize Flexible Learning Options: Employees can complete training online at their own pace, making it easier to fit into their schedules without disrupting daily operations.
  • Ensure Compliance with Ease: Our dedicated Account Managers allow you to take a hands-off approach when it comes to training. We’ll proactively monitor completions and reach out to employees to ensure training gets done on time. We’ll also send completion details directly to your inbox, so you’re always in the know. 

As workplace violence remains a critical issue, it’s essential for California employers to stay proactive and compliant with the new regulations. Investing in a reliable training solution like showdme not only helps protect your employees but also fosters a safer and more supportive work environment. Click here to learn more about our workplace violence training program.

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