California Senate Bill 553 and Incident Reporting

Posted May 15th, 2024

California’s Senate Bill No. 553 (SB 553) is a significant legislative stride towards fostering safer workplace environments across various sectors in California. This law, signed into effect by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 30, 2023, establishes a new written Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) requirement for nearly all California employers. The law becomes enforceable on July 1, 2024 and does not have any built-in grace period.

Employers must take proactive steps to comply with Senate Bill 553, ensuring a safer work environment for all employees. Central to this is the creation of an incident reporting system.

Learn more about Senate Bill 553 and it’s requirements here.

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