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The state of California requires additional training than the federal OSHA regulatory training. In addition, The Golden State has its own health and safety regulations and standards called Cal/OSHA. 

Taking this Cal/OSHA training course ensures you are adequately qualified for workplace safety for your work position. Whether you work in construction, maritime, medical, or just about anywhere else, this essential training helps keep you and your team safe.  

The 10-Hour Cal/OSHA online training course supports the standards of Cal/OSHA for various potential hazards. Taking this course and understanding these vital safety regulations helps reduce the risk of work-related injuries and fatalities. The Cal/OSHA training reviews employer responsibilities and employee rights. It goes over how to handle emergencies, reporting, inspections, and recordkeeping for work-related accidents as required by law.

What is Cal OSHA?

The State of California, under an arrangement with OSHA, operates an occupational safety and health curriculum following Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The Department of Industrial Relations administers the California Occupational Safety and Health Program, commonly referred to as Cal/OSHA. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is the principal facilitator of the plan, which oversees enforcement and consultation.

The Cal/OSHA program has an independent committee known as the Standards Board. This board is responsible for the promulgation of state safety and health standards and the review of variances, an Appeals Board to adjudicate contested citations, and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement to investigate complaints alleging discriminatory retaliation in the workplace.

Who Needs California OSHA Training?

Construction sites pose several potential health and safety hazards to workers. This training is essential for workers, managers, and other personnel who need to understand how to identify, avoid, mitigate, and prevent hazards on the job. In addition to safety guidelines instituted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the California construction workforce must meet more rigorous state-level standards issued by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). 

Cal/OSHA covers almost all public and private-sector employee regulation guidelines, with a few exceptions for employees involved with various fields within the federal government, the United States Postal Service, workers on Native American lands, and workers in maritime activities on navigable waterways.

Benefits of California OSHA Training

By completing a California OSHA training course, workers complete their required comprehension of workplace hazards and how to keep a workplace safe for themselves and other workers. 

Employers who educate their employees in Cal/OSHA compliance to shield themselves from OSHA fines and other penalties. Cal/OSHA training provides information that improves workplace efficiency.

Enroll in Cal OSHA Training Today!

Click on the "Enroll Now!" link for the course you want to take. All you have to do is register, pay online, and start your course when you’re ready. All courses are self-paced, 100% online, and available 24/7.

California Labor Laws

The California State Plan, through Cal/OSHA, applies to most public and private sector places of employment in the state. Some examples of the numerous sectors Cal OSHA dictates include theme park rides, elevators, and boilers. There are some exceptions where The California State Plan does not apply. 

Federal employees, the United States Postal Service (USPS), private sector employers on Native American lands, maritime activities on the navigable waterways of the United States, private contractors working on land designated as exclusive Federal jurisdiction, and employers that require Federal security clearances do not under California State Plan jurisdiction. See 29 CFR 1952.172.

The California State Plan is the only agency authorized to adopt, amend or repeal occupational safety and health standards or orders in California. In addition, the Standards Board maintains standards for certain areas not covered by federal standards or enforcement. These latter standards apply to elevators, aerial passenger tramways, amusement rides, pressure vessels, and mine safety training.

Unique California State Plan Standards

Cal OSHA chose occupational safety and health standards that are as practical as Federal OSHA standards. In addition, Cal OSHA also utilizes the following standards:

  • Agriculture
  • Toxic Chemical Handling and Exposure
  • Noise Exposure
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Heat Exposure
  • Child Labor
  • Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care
  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program
  • Aerosol Transmissible Diseases
  • Petroleum Refining, Transport, and Handling
  • Petroleum Drilling and Production