Workplace Violent Incident Reporting System for Hospitals

General Information

  • General Acute Care Hospitals (GACH), Acute Psychiatric Hospitals (APH), and Special Hospitals (SH) are required to report incidents of workplace violence at their facilities to Cal/OSHA. For reporting requirements, refer to subsection (g) of Title 8, CCR, Section 3342.
  • Reports are accepted only through the secure online reporting system set up by Cal/OSHA.
  • No email, fax, or phone reports are accepted.

How to Get Started

  • Before reports can be submitted online, hospital facilities must pre-register with Cal/OSHA.
  • A pre-registered hospital facility can then refer authorized staff to register for user accounts using the online system.
  • Only individuals authorized by the hospital may sign up for user accounts and submit reports.
  • Cal/OSHA has developed a series of six online tutorials to help hospital administrators and registered users understand reporting requirements and how to use the system.

Workplace Violence Incident Reporting System

Hospital Pre-Registration

To submit a report:

Log In »
  • Hospitals must pre-register with Cal/OSHA by providing the name and contact information for the hospital representative who has the authority to authorize user registration requests and user account deletions. Cal/OSHA sent a letter on February 1, 2017 to all licensed hospitals with instructions on how to pre-register. If you are a hospital administrator and believe that your hospital facility has not pre-registered with Cal/OSHA, or your hospital facility opened after January 1, 2017, please email DOSHWPV@dir.ca.gov.
  • Hospitals must use the WPV Hospital Registration Spreadsheet in order to complete the pre-registration process. If you are having issues with accessing the spreadsheet, please email DOSHWPV@dir.ca.gov for assistance.

User Registration

  • Users of the system are designated staff approved by the hospital representative to report incidents of workplace violence for a hospital facility. Please complete self-registration here:

    To register as a user:

    Log In »

    Please do not submit a registration request unless approved by your hospital facility. Any unapproved requests will be rejected. We encourage you to view User Tutorial Module 4 prior to registering. See link below.

Tutorials

Hospital Representatives

System Users

Quick Reference Guides

Annual Report

Senate Bill 1299 (SB1299) requires that Cal/OSHA post a report each January on the total number of incidents reported, the names of the hospital facilities that made a report(s), the outcome of any related inspections or investigations, the citations levied against a hospital based on a violent incident, and recommendations for the prevention of violent incidents in hospitals. Cal/OSHA may also post data aggregated across facilities for data elements of interest. Cal/OSHA will not identify individual facilities in the posted aggregate data.

Annual Reports on information submitted by hospitals starting July 2017

Other Resources

Contact

If you have any questions or issues, please email us at DOSHWPV@dir.ca.gov.

April 2018