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[Video] SB 553 Explained: Elevating Workplace Safety in California

March 15th, 2024 | 1 min. read

By Jack Wang

SB 553 Explained: Elevating Workplace Safety in California

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In response to the growing concern over workplace violence, California introduces Senate Bill 553, a groundbreaking law set to elevate safety standards starting July 1, 2024. This legislation mandates employers to develop a comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention Plan, marking a significant step towards a safer work environment.

Understanding SB 553's Impact

A New Era of Safety Measures

Senate Bill 553 represents a pivotal shift in workplace safety, emphasizing proactive strategies to identify, address, and mitigate violence risks. This law underscores the importance of cultivating a culture of awareness and prevention, moving beyond reactive measures to ensure a secure workplace for all employees.

Five Steps to Compliance:

Adhering to SB 553 involves a clear, structured approach.

1. Develop a Written Plan: Craft a detailed strategy outlining hazard identification, risk assessment, and mitigation measures.

2. Leverage Existing Safety Programs: Integrate elements from California's Injury and Illness Prevention Program to strengthen your violence prevention plan.

3. Conduct Regular Training: Educate employees on recognizing potential threats, safe practices, and emergency procedures.

4. Maintain Incident Logs: Keep a detailed record of all violent incidents to identify patterns and focus on prevention.

5. Document Compliance Efforts: Ensure thorough documentation of hazards, training, and incidents to facilitate ongoing compliance and safety improvements.

Expert Guidance from Combined

Feeling daunted by the requirements of SB 553? Combined offers expert assistance to navigate these new regulations, providing support every step of the way. From developing your Workplace Violence Prevention Plan to ensuring comprehensive training and documentation, we're here to help your business meet its safety and compliance goals.

Elevate Your Workplace Safety

Embrace the changes brought by SB 553 with confidence. Contact Combined for personalized guidance and solutions to create a safer, more compliant workplace.


This video is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Viewers should contact legal counsel for legal advice.