California Inspections laws & safety compliance analysis

California Inspections : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (Cal/OSHA) inspection requirements include the federal requirements and the state’s more stringent inspection rules for cranes and first aid kits. See TABLE 1 for state self-inspection safety requirements.

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California has state-specific inspection requirements for hazardous materials motor carriers. See TABLE 2 for state self-inspection requirements for hazardous materials motor carriers, and TABLE 3 for state agency hazardous materials motor carrier inspection requirements.

For additional information about the federal rules, see the national section INSPECTIONS.

Cal/OSHA enforces the federal and state health and safety standards at all workplaces in California in which hazardous chemicals are used, manufactured, or processed.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) administers and enforces the rules for hazardous materials motor carriers.

State Requirements
TABLE 1: SELF-INSPECTION SCHEDULE – SAFETY
Item Frequency
Cranes (all types)8 CCR 5031 Periodic. Conduct inspections at least four times a year; the annual certification can serve as one of the required periodic inspections.
First Aid8 CCR 3400 First-aid kits must be inspected frequently to ensure they are adequately supplied.
TABLE 2: SELF-INSPECTION SCHEDULE – HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MOTOR
Item Frequency
Hazardous materials—Motor carriersCVC 34505.5 Carriers subject to BIT are required to see that each regulated vehicle is periodically inspected within 90-day intervals or sooner if necessary to ensure safe operation. Inspections must be documented and inspection reports must be retained for 2 years. The items that need to be inspected include, but are not limited to:• Brake adjustment • Brake ...

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