California Training laws & safety compliance analysis

California Training : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

California has adopted safety and health training requirements that are stricter than the federal requirements for asbestos abatement consultants and site surveillance technicians, asbestos school maintenance and custodial staff, crane operators, ergonomics, hazard communication, injury and illness prevention programs, machine guarding, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for heat prevention. See the state section OSHA for more information on occupational safety and health in California.

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The California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) administers and enforces the state’s health and safety requirements.

State Requirements
Topic Training Refresher Training
Asbestos8 Code of Regulations (CCR) 341.11, 8 CCR 1529(l)(9), and 8 CCR 1529(q) Asbestos workers— disposal. The employer must conduct a safety conference before the commencement of any asbestos-related work that includes a discussion of the employer's safety program.Asbestos workers— Class III. Training must include 16 hours (federal requirement is 14 hours) of hands-on training.Consultant. There are additional state requirements for certification.Site surveillance technician. There are additional state requirements for certification.
Cranes and Slings8 CCR 5006.1 Mobile and tower crane operators. Operators must have a valid certificate of competency (certificate) issued by an accredited organization in order to operate a crane.Crane operator trainees. Trainees must be under the direct supervision of an operator possessing a valid certificate of competency when operating any crane. Recertify every 5 years
Electrical Safety8 CCR 2320.10 and 8 CCR 2940.10 CPR and first ...

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