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Navigating California’s Workplace Violence Prevention Plan: A Ministry Leader’s Guide

As a ministry leader, ensuring the safety and well-being of your staff is paramount. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the essentials of California’s Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) and how it impacts your organization.

Understanding the WVPP Deadline

By July 1, 2024, California employers are required to have a workplace violence prevention plan in place. This plan is crucial for safeguarding employees from potential threats of violence in the workplace. If your organization has already established an Injury Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP), the transition to WVPP will be smoother as the two plans share similarities.

Key Components of the WVPP

  1. Limited Exemptions: Some businesses may be exempt from the WVPP requirement, such as those operating without a physical presence or with fewer than 10 employees in locations not open to the public. However, the definition of “locations not open to the public” can be ambiguous, necessitating legal consultation for clarity.
  2. Written WVPP: A written WVPP is mandatory, and it must be easily accessible to all staff members.
  3. Annual Employee Training: Employers are required to conduct annual training sessions for employees to educate them on workplace violence prevention measures and protocols.
  4. Maintaining a Violent Incident Log: Keeping a Violent Incident Log is essential. This log documents any violent incidents that occur within the workplace.
  5. Record Maintenance: Violent Incident Logs must be retained for five years, while training records should be kept for at least one year.

Support Resources

Navigating the complexities of the WVPP may seem daunting, but there are resources available to assist you. The Department of Industrial Relations in California offers a free version of the WVPP, which can serve as a valuable starting point. Additionally, Kingdom One will provide supplementary resources to support you in creating your WVPP and conducting training sessions.

How Kingdom One Can Help

Let’s embark on this journey together, striving to be courageous, healthy, and effective leaders. If you’re looking to expedite the process and receive additional support, Kingdom One is here to assist you. Our team can lend a helping hand in developing your WVPP and facilitating training initiatives, ensuring compliance with regulations and fostering a safe work environment.

Get in Touch

Should you have any questions or require further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at hello@kingdomone.co or visit our website at www.kingdomone.co/get-started. We’re here to provide guidance and support every step of the way.