10-Hour Cal OSHA Training

Under an agreement with OSHA, California operates an occupational safety and health program according to 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 main administrator of the program, which supervises implementation and consultation.

Additionally, the plan has an independent Standards Board accountable for the promulgation of state safety and health standards and the evaluation of changes, an Appeals Board to adjudicate disputed citations, and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement to investigate accusations alleging discriminatory retaliation in the workplace.


The California State Plan applies to all public and private sector places of employment in the state. However, there are some exceptions. Federal employees, the United States Postal Service (USPS), private sector employers on Native American lands, and employers requiring federal security clearances do not need Cal/OSHA training. See 29 CFR 1952.172.

Cal/OSHA is the only agency in the state authorized to approve, amend or repeal occupational safety and health standards or mandates. 

In addition, the Standards Board maintains standards for certain areas not protected by federal standards or enforcement. These latter standards apply to elevators, aerial passenger tramways, amusement rides, pressure vessels, and mine safety training.

10-Hour Cal OSHA Training