Employment + HR Benefits

Workplace Violence Prevention Program (WVPP)

By July 1, 2024, California employers are required to develop and implement a written Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP). Senate Bill 553 (SB 553) establishes the first general industry workplace violence prevention safety requirements in the United States. The WVPP may be part of your Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP) or it may be a standalone plan. An effective WVPP improves life safety and health in the workplace. Materials provided by the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CHLA) should be used as a starting point to help you develop or improve your own WVPP, customized specifically to your property.

WVPP Development Guide and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
CHLA is pleased to provide a WVPP Development Guide and FAQs at no cost to members upon request. Developed by Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP and CHLA, the WVPP Development Guide and FAQs provide a comprehensive outline for developing and implementing an effective WVPP which complies with SB 553 and the standards set forth by the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). Following this guide will help to ensure the health and safety of your property’s employees, visitors, and guests. 

Copyright: The WVPP materials are intended only for active CHLA hotel and lodging property members. CHLA grants active property members the right to copy, reproduce, modify, and transmit these WVPP materials only for the property for which it was created. You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any such content, nor may you distribute any part of this content over any network, or sell or offer it for sale. You may not alter or remove any copyright or other notice from copies of the content on the WVPP materials. Copying or storing any content except as provided above is expressly prohibited without prior written permission of the California Hotel & Lodging Association.

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Disclaimer: The information and recommendations contained on this page have been compiled from various sources. All of these sources are believed to be reliable and accurate, but the California Hotel & Lodging Association makes no guarantee as to, or assumes no responsibility for correctness, sufficiency, or completeness of the information and recommendations. It is the California Hotel & Lodging Association’s belief that when their members use this page as a guide that they should essentially comply with the requirements of Cal-OSHA. However, it is each member’s responsibility to confirm the contents of their specific WVPP are in compliance with the most current Cal-OSHA requirements.  This guide is not meant to be a substitute for or a legal interpretation of the occupational safety and health standard.

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