WVPP Senate Bill 553. Section 6401.9.

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To be compliant with the new Senate Bill, training requirements are detailed in the new Section 6401.9 part (e) as below. We have integrated these specific elements into our existing 15-minute course to ensure our training is compliant with the new law. Companies need to have trained all employees by July 1, 2024.

After a brief consultation, our experts will customize the training to ensure specific elements of a company’s Workplace Violence Prevention Plan are integrated and communicated – this is mandated by the new law.


Section 6401.9 (e)
(1) The employer shall provide effective training to employees, as specified in paragraphs (2) and (3). Training material appropriate in content and vocabulary to the educational level, literacy, and language of employees shall be used.
(2) The employer shall provide employees with initial training when the plan is first established, and annually thereafter, on all of the following:
(A) The employer’s plan, how to obtain a copy of the employer’s plan at no cost, and how to participate in development and implementation of the employer’s plan.
(B) The definitions and requirements of this section.
(C) How to report workplace violence incidents or concerns to the employer or law enforcement without fear of reprisal.
(D) Workplace violence hazards specific to the employees’ jobs, the corrective measures the employer has implemented, how to seek assistance to prevent or respond to violence, and strategies to avoid physical harm.
(E) The violent incident log required by subdivision (d) and how to obtain copies of records required by paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (f).
(F) An opportunity for interactive questions and answers with a person knowledgeable about the employer’s plan.
(3) Additional training shall be provided when a new or previously unrecognized workplace violence hazard has been identified and when changes are made to the plan. The additional training may be limited to addressing the new workplace violence hazard or changes to the plan.