New York State Public Employer Workplace Violence Prevention Law

On June 7, 2006, New York enacted legislation creating a new section of the New York State Labor Law that requires public employers to minimize the risk of workplace violence and ensure that all New York State public workplaces are safer for the workers and the public they serve. The law requires public employers to take specific actions, including:

  • Perform a risk evaluation at each work site.
  • Develop a written workplace violence prevention program.
  • Train employees on how to avoid and respond to acts of violence.


Like the New York legislators who crafted this law, CPI agrees that violence prevention and crisis intervention training should be an ongoing process—not a one-time event. Through the Prepare Training® Instructor Certification Program, organizations gain the resources to train employees in house. The flexible curriculum offers Topic Modules to help meet the needs of different employee groups.

Learn more about how this legislation affects your workplace.

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