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July 1st is the Deadline for California SB 553

If you have at least 10 employees, you need to comply.
Emtrain can ensure you do –  with our Workplace Violence Prevention Course.
Plus, you can pinpoint workplace issues with Emtrain’s unique embedded surveys.

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What is California SB 553?

In 2023, Governor Newsom signed SB 553 into law, requiring employers to implement a workplace violence prevention plan, which includes annual workplace violence prevention training. The law, proposed by CA Senator Dave Cortese, was a direct response to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Shooting in 2021.

SB 553 law requires employers to develop their own workplace violence prevention plans as part of their Cal/OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Plans. Employees must be informed of these plans and prepare accordingly. If you have at least 10 employees at the workplace on a regular basis you must begin complying with the law on July 1, 2024.

It’s important that people leaders don’t just see this new law as another box to check. In 2020, approximately 20,050 private industry workers experienced trauma from nonfatal workplace violence. 73% of those victims were female. Employees need to feel safe in their workplaces.

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FAQs About the SB 553 Bill

All employees need to have completed workplace violence prevention training by July 1, 2024.

If your company asks that 10 or more employees gather on a regular basis, even if it is not often, everyone needs to receive training.

Employers that are subject to SB 553 are required to train all employees on a yearly basis.

Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide.

A Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP), is a comprehensive strategy designed to identify, mitigate and address potential threats or incidents of violence at work. It requires the following elements:

  • 1. Risk assessment and identification
  • 2. Policy development and implementation
  • 3. Training and awareness programs
  • 4. Incident reporting and investigation
  • 5. Support and assistance for affected employees
  • 6. Workplace design and security measures
  • 7. Continuous review and improvement


Yes. Emtrain’s Workplace Violence Prevention Training meets all training requirements as mandated by Cal/OSHA and CA SB 553.

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