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Cal/OSHA releases new revisions to workplace violence regulations

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Dec. 3, 2018

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health released an updated discussion draft for the Workplace Violence Prevention in General Industry rules. Comments are due Friday, December 14, 2018.

The proposed regulation is mostly comprised of the following requirements: (1) creation of a workplace violence prevention plan; (2) maintaining a violence incident log; and (3) training and recordkeeping requirements. These elements are based on the Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Carerules that went into effect April 2017.

CMTA is seeking input from companies concerned about how these rules could impact your operations. Manufacturers are already skilled at assessing safety risk in the workplace, given the industrial nature of our industry, and may already have extensive procedures for addressing violence in our facilities, both from employees and third-party visitors. Our challenge will be advising Cal/OSHA on developing regulations that complement and/or enhance our current efforts without slowing or disrupting production, which could negatively impact our competitiveness.

Please contact Nicole Rice, Policy Director on Labor and Workforce Development at to provide examples of concerns. For more information and review the latest revisions, click here .


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