California, Are You Ready For July 1st?

CA law mandates Workplace Violence Prevention Training for employees by 7/1/2024

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23-minute training developed specifically to help you meet the CA compliance mandate.

Employers Grapple with Ongoing Workplace Violence Concerns

According to an FBI report, 1.3 million nonfatal violence crimes and 600 homicides occurred in US workplaces in a recent year. These instances led to employee deaths, injuries, lost work time, emotional distress, and psychological trauma—not signs of a healthy workplace that encourages working together and collaborating on ways to serve others better.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” has never been truer than today.

California now requires employers to act. New California rules mandate that most employers develop and maintain a workplace violence prevention plan, including employee training.

Employers can better address workplace violence by getting in front of the issue—recognizing the threat, identifying and mitigating risks, preparing employees, and providing resources to assist in preparation and response. Organizations can evaluate identified threats and problems after an incident to prevent them.

Workplace Violence Prevention Training Courses
Training -Course - Workplace Violence Prevention in California

Upcoming versions:

  • US employers outside of California
  • Patient care
  • Industrial
  • Hospitality
  • Retail

Introducing Syntrio’s

California Workplace Violence Prevention

General/Office Version | Duration: 23 minutes

The ongoing threat of violence in the workplace continues to weaken morale and compromise organizational culture, not to mention putting employees’ safety at risk. It’s unacceptable that people should have to face the threat of violence while doing their jobs.

This training addresses:

  • Definition of workplace violence and threats
  • Warning indicators
  • Specific threats to the workplace
  • Identifying levels of potential violence
  • What bystanders who witness threats or violence can do
  • Ways employees can de-escalate threats of violence
  • An organization’s workplace violence prevention plan
  • Responding to an armed intruder
  • How to report concerns
  • A manager’s duty to prevent and respond to workplace violence
  • Post-incident responsibilities to avoid reoccurrence

Combine the above training with other Syntrio titles for a robust curriculum:

Workplace Intruder: Smart Preparation for Personal Safety

Workplaces are prone to many different risks. Emergencies are unexpected, often chaotic events when rational thinking often does not prevail. In recent years, the US has faced a proliferation of workplace intruder incidents due to several factors, including domestic problems spilling into work, worker revenge, mental instability, and terrorism. Just as workplaces prepare for fires with emergency drills, employees can also prepare themselves for other emergencies, such as workplace intruders. When emotions risk overshadowing a careful response, employees can best prevent, mitigate, or protect themselves from violent incidents through preparation. This course explores the need for workplace intruder preparation, ways to avoid and de-escalate possible violent situations, and how employees can prepare to invoke the Run, Hide, Fight model advocated by US governmental agencies such as DHS, FEMA, and the FBI. It also addresses what individuals should do in the aftermath of such an incident.

Preventing Workplace Violence: Employee Edition

This course discusses common types of workplace violence and risk factors for experiencing violence at work. It discusses warning signs of potential violence, techniques for diffusing violent situations, and what to do in a violent or potentially violent situation. It also discusses critical steps to take in response to an active shooting or other actively violent situation.

US Workplace Harassment and Discrimination: Learner Selection

Given continued challenges with disrespectful conduct in the workplace, this training focuses on sexual and other harassing conduct. Through scenarios, it addresses the importance of respectful conduct toward coworkers and benefits that preventing and addressing harassment and discrimination can provide. The training focuses on the ways that individuals are subject to or engage in questionable conduct and the harm this causes to a workplace culture. It also presents ways that everyone can raise concerns or otherwise address this conduct in a responsible manner. It includes exercises to promote learning and skill building for recognizing and responding to improper behaviors and supporting a workplace that promotes respectful conduct. This version is designed for managers and non-managers in all states with and without general harassment training requirements. This course allows learners to select American English or Latin American Spanish.

US Workplace Harassment and Discrimination - Learner Selection

Speak Up! Doing Right by Raising Concerns

A strong ethical culture requires that all staff are comfortable with raising concerns and managers are skilled with effectively receiving and responding to these concerns. This course covers the importance of a “speak up” workplace culture where everyone is committed and encouraged to raise concerns about questionable conduct. It also addresses how learners can effectively speak up to increase the chances for a concern to be understood. This manager version further addresses a manager’s duty to “listen up”—involving careful listening to employees’ concerns and taking action, as warranted, to address the concerns and reinforce management’s commitment to a “speak up” culture. Finally, it addresses a manager’s important responsibilities to support a non-retaliatory workplace for employees who raise or help to resolve concerns.

Speak Up! Doing Right by Raising Concerns - Foundation Manager

Syntrio Training Features

Modular: Foundation courses comprise modules; most topics include microlearning versions.
Engagement-Focused: Training garners learners’ attention and interest through interactive functionality and multimedia-rich, contemporary visual design.
Learning-centric: Learning centers around concepts and principles, uses situation-based, experiential learning approaches, balances risk-based and affirmative contexts, and promotes more outstanding learner competencies.
Dynamic Construction: Courses are built with HTML5 responsive design for desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Accessibility compliant (US 508 and WCAG 2 standards). Available in SCORM and AICC configurations.


Ready for July 1st? Understanding and Implementing California’s New Workplace Violence Prevention Standards.

May 8, 2024
1 pm ET


Jonathan Gonzalez, Senior Legal Counsel
Stephanie Evans, Director, Instructional Design


Prevent Violence in Your Workplace with Modern Workforce Training