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Safety and Health Training and Instruction Requirements

Referenced in Subchapter 4 and 7, Cal/OSHA T8 Regulations (August 2006)

The following is a list of the instruction and training requirements contained in the Construction Safety Orders (Subchapter 4) and the General Industry Safety Orders (Subchapter 7) of Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4 (with several references contained in Chapter 3.2) of the California Code of Regulations. Also included are references to both Competent Person and Qualified Person.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented, users are cautioned to refer to Title 8 and the specific sections of interest.  This list is a guide only and not meant to be a substitute for - or a legal interpretation of - the occupational safety and health standards.

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Users may review Title 8 Regulations at:  http://www.dir.ca.gov/samples/search/query.htm

 

Training Topic T8 Section Frequency
of Training
Typical Job Classification Cal/OSHA Publication
Accident Investigation 3203(a)(7)(F) Initial Supervisors/Accident Investigators Model Program(s) IIPP:

For High Hazard Employers

For Non-High Hazard Employers

For Employers with Intermittent Employees (English & Spanish)

For Employers With Intermittent Workers in Agriculture (English & Spanish)

Guide to Developing IIPP
Accident Prevention Signs & Tags 3341(d)(5) Initial Impacted Employees Lockout/Blockout
Acetylene Fuel & Gas Safety 1740(k)(1) Initial Users  
Acrylonitrile (AN) 5213(o)
5213 (appendix B)
Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees Qualified Person  
Actinolite
(Non-Asbestos)
5208.1 Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees  
Anthophyllite
(Non-Asbestos)
5208.1(n) Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees  
Agricultural & Equipment Tractors 3441(a)
3664(b)
Initial
Annual
Involved Employees
Operators
Agricultural - Industrial Tractors

Farm Labor Contractors Guide
Asbestos Consultant
Site Surveillance Technican

Asbestos/Asbestos Awareness



Building Inspector Project Designer

Cement Pipe

Class I-IV Operations
341.15


1529(k)(9)(B)
5208(j)(7)(B)
1529


341.16


341.17

1529(o)(4)


341.9
Initial


Initial
Annual



Initial


Initial

Initial
Annual
Certified Persons


Employees likely exposed =>PEL & those who perform Class I-IV operations

Assigned


Exposed Employees

Competent Person

Qualified Person
 
Battery Handling/ Changing/Charging 5185(a) Initial Assigned Employees  
Benzene 5218(i) & (j)(3) Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees  
Bloodborne Pathogens 5193(g)(2) Initial Annual Potentially Exposed Employees A Best Practices Approach for Reducing Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure

Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens
Boatswains Chair 1662(a) Initial Users  
1,3-Butadiene 5201(l)(2) Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees  
Cadmium 5207(m)(4)
1532
Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees Competent Person  
Carcinogens As Listed 5209(e)(5) Initial Exposed Employees  
Chemical Hygiene for Laboratories 5191(f)(2) Initial New Hazards Refresher Laboratory Employees  
Coke Oven Emissions 5211(t) Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees  
Compaction Equipment 4355(a)(2) Before Use Users  
Confined Spaces


Marine Terminal Ops.
5157(g)
5158(c)(2)

3463(b)(5)(B)
Initial
Program Update Changes
Affected Employees


Exposed Employees
Confined Space: Is It Safe To Enter?
Training Topic T8 Section Frequency
of Training
Typical Job Classification Cal/OSHA Publication
Control of Hazardous Energy 3314(j) Initial Authorized Employees Lockout/Blockout
Cotton Dust 5190(i) Initial Annual Exposed Employees  
Cotton Gins/ Processing Mach. 4640   Qualified Person  
Cranes & Other Hoisting Equipment Incl. Mobile/ Tower/ Derrick 5006.1(a)
5006
4966, 4994, 4999, 5000, 5004, 5031, 5043, 5044
Initial
Mobile & Tower Cert. @  5 yrs
Mobile & Tower Crane Operators
Qualified Person
Authorized Employees
 
Cranes/Hoisting Equipment - Marine Terminals 3472(d)(3) Initial Operators  
Demolition 1734
1735(u)
1736
  Qualified Person  
1,2 Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP) 5212(i)(3) & (n)
5212 (Appendix B)
Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees Qualified Person  
Diving Operations 6052 Initial Assigned Employees  
Elevating Work Platforms & Aerial Devices 3648(l)(7)
3648(c)
3646(c)
3638(d)
Before Use Users
Authorized Personnel
 
Emergency Action Plan 3220(e) Initial
Plan Update
Impacted Employees  
Emergency Procedures (Construction) 1512(d) Initial Assigned Employees  
Equipment & Machinery (Construction) 1510(b) Initial Qualified Person  
Erection & Construction - Bolting/ Riveting/ Plumbing Structural Wood/ Steel Frame Steel Erection 1716
1716.1
1716.1(f)(1)
1716.2(j)
1710
Initial Assigned Employees
Competent Person
Qualified Person
Pocket Guide for the Construction Industry (English / Spanish)
Ergonomics 5110(b)(3) Initial - When Standard is Triggered Employees in affected job classifications (identical jobs) when standard is triggered Back Injury Prevention Guide in the Health Care Industry for Health Care Providers

Easy Ergonomics

Ergonomics in Action

Fitting The Task To The Person: Ergonomics for Very Small Businesses

Easy Ergonomics for Desktop Computer Users
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB) 5219(j) Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees  
Ethylene Oxide 5220(j)(3)
5220 Appendix A
Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees  
Excavation/ Trenching/ Shoring 1541   Competent Person Trenching Safety (Tailgate Topic)

Pocket Guide for the Construction Industry
Explosives 5239
5322
5329
344.20, 344.21
Initial Assigned Employees
Competent Person
Licensed Blaster
 
Explosives - Deteriorated 5240   Competent Person  
Training Topic T8 Section Frequency
of Training
Typical Job Classification Cal/OSHA Publication
Explosives Storage Magazines 5256   Competent Person  
Fall Protection 1671.1 Initial Affected Employees
Competent Person
Qualified Person
 
Fall Protection - Date Palm Ops. 3458   Competent Person  
Fire Brigades (Private) 3411(c) Initial/ Quarterly/ Annual Refresher Assigned Employees  
Fire Extinguisher & Fire Fighting Equipment 6151(g)(1)-(2) Initial
Annual
Assigned Employees  
Fire Prevention Plan 3221(d)(1)-(2) Initial
New Hazards
Exposed Employees  
Fire Protection - Fixed Extinguishing Systems 6175(b)(10)
6181(b)(2)
Initial
Annual
Employees Assigned
Maintenance/Operation
Exposed Employees
 
Fire Protection - Standpipe & Hose System Inspection 6165(f)(2)(F) Initial Assigned Employees  
First Aid First Aid & CPR 3439(b)
6251(d)(2)
3400(b)
5157, 5158, 5193 3421, 6052
Initial
Changes
Every 2 years (or as specified by cert. organization)
Assigned Employees
Supervisors
 
First Aid (Construction) 1512(b) & (d) Initial
Updated
Assigned Employees  
Flaggers (Traffic) 1599(f) & (g) Initial Assigned Employees  
Flammable Liquids/ Gasses/Vapors - Industrial Plants 5561   Qualified Person  
Fumigation - General 5221(b) Initial Exposed Employees  
Formaldehyde 5217(n) Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees  
Hazard Communication 5194(b)(1) Initial
New chemicals or processes
Exposed Employees Guide to California Hazard Communication Regulation
Hazardous Substance Containers Clean/ Repair/Alter 5166(a) Initial Assigned Employees  
Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Resp. 5192 (e) & (q)(6) Initial
Annual Refresher
Assigned Employees
Qualified Person
 
Hearing (Noise) Protectors Conservation 5098(a)(4)
5097(d)(5)(A)&(B)
5099(a)
Initial Retraining
Initial Annual
Employees Provided Protectors
All Employees Exposed to  =>85 dBA TWA
 
Heat Stress 3395 Initial Exposed Employees Protect Yourself from Heat Illness (English/Spanish)
Helicopter Operations 1901(c) Daily Briefing Involved Personnel  
Training Topic T8 Section Frequency
of Training
Typical Job Classification Cal/OSHA Publication
Industrial/Lift Trucks (Forklifts) & Tractors 3657(i)
3664(b)
3668
Initial, Annual
Observed Unsafe Operation
Post Accident Equipment Change Workplace Change (Operator eval. @ 3 years)
Operators Operating Rules for Industrial Trucks Poster (English / Spanish)
Injury & Illness Prevention Program 3203(a)(7)
1509(e)
Initial
Updated
All Employees
Supervisor Tailgates
Model Program(s) IIPP:

For High Hazard Employers

For Non-High Hazard Employers

For Employers with Intermittent Employees (English & Spanish)

For Employers With Intermittent Workers in Agriculture (English & Spanish)

Guide to Developing IIPP
Inorganic Arsenic 5214(m) Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees  
Job Hazard(s) 3203(a)(7)
1510(a)
Before Job Assignment
New Hazards
All Employees Guide to Developing IIPP
Laboratory Safety (See Chemical Hygiene) 5191(f) Initial
New Hazards
Refresher
Laboratory Employees  
Laser Equipment 1801(a) Initial Operators
Qualified Person
 
Laundry/Dry Cleaning 4494(a) Initial
Periodic
Assigned Employees  
Lead

Lead in Construction
5198(l)

1531.1(1)(1)(C)-(D)
1532.1(l)
Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees/ Supervisors
Exposed Employees => Action Level
Lead in Construction (Fact Sheet)
Lift Slab Construction 1722.1   Competent Person  
Lockout/Blockout 3314
3314(j)
Initial
When Updated
Affected Employees
Qualified Person
Lockout/Blockout
Machinery & Equipment 1510(b) Before Use Qualified Person Lockout/Blockout
Marine Terminals 3463(b)(5)(B)
3464(a)(1)
3462(b) & (d)
3463, 3472
Initial Exposed Employees
Supervisors
Qualified Person
 
Medical & Exposure Records - Access 3204(g)(1) Initial
Annual
Affected Employees Access to Medical and Exposure Records (poster) (English / Spanish)
Metal Working (forging) Machines 4243(a)(6) Initial Operators/Maintenance Personnel Power Press Safety - Tool Box Topics
4,4-Methylenebis (2-Chloroaniline) MBOCA 5215(j) Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees  
Methylene Chloride 5202(l)
5202 (Appendix A)
Initial & As Necessary Exposed Employees Qualified Person  
Methylenedianiline 5200(k)(3)
1535
Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees  
Miter Saws 4307.1(c) Initial Operators  
Noise Exposure 5099(a) Initial
Annual
Employees Exposed => 85dBA TWA  
Openings/Holes - Floors & Roofs 3212(b)   Qualified Person  
Paper Converting/ Printing Machines - H&-Fed Engraving Presses 4445(3) Initial
Changes
Operators/ Maintenance
Personnel
 
Personal Fall Arrest/Restraint Systems/ 1670(b)(19)   Competent Person  
Personal Protective Equipment 3380(c) Initial PPE Users  
Pesticide Safety 5194(h)   Handlers & Applicators  
Pile Driving 1600   Competent Person  
Training Topic T8 Section Frequency
of Training
Typical Job Classification Cal/OSHA Publication
Calif. Posting Requirements 340 Initial All Employees  
Powder-Actuated Tools 1685(a)(1)
1689(a)
Initial Users
Qualified Person
 
Power Presses 4203(a)
4203(b)
4208.1(m)(1)
4208
Initial
Annual
Inspectors/Maintenance
Operators
PSDI Operators
Qualified Person
Power Press Safety (Tailgate Topic)
Powered Platforms (Installed) for Building Maintenance 3298(a)
3296
Initial Assigned Employees
Qualified Person
 
Process Safety Management 5189(g) Initial
Refresher & Supplemental Certification
Involved Employees  
Pulp, Paper &  Paperboard Mills 4402 Initial Exposed Employees  
Railroad - Signs & Signals 3333(d) Initial Assigned Employees  
Reinforcing Steel/ Similar Projections 1712(f)(A)   Qualified Person  
Respiratory Protection 5144(c) & (k)
5144 Appendix A
5144 Appendix C
Initial
Annual
Users Respiratory Protection in the Workplace

New Respirator Regulation (Fact  Sheet)
Roofing 1509(a)
1730(b)(8)-(9)
Initial Qualified Person Roofing Safety (Tailgate Topic)
Rope Access Equipment 3270.1(c)
3270.1
Initial
Annual Refresher
Assigned Employees
Qualified Person
 
Rubber/ Composition Working Machines 4592   Competent Person
Test/Maintenance
 
Scaffolds 1637(k)(1)
1637
1658(g)
Initial Erectors & Dismantlers:
Qualified Person
 
Supervisory Safety Training 3203(a)(7)(F) Initial
Change
Supervisors  
Tanks - Open Surface 5154(j)(1) Initial Assigned Employee  
Traffic Control - Flaggers 1599(f) &(g) Initial Flaggers  
Tree Work General


Date Palm Ops.
3420(b), 3421(c)
3423(a), 3427
3428(a)
3458
Initial Assigned Employees
Qualified Person
 
Tremolite
(Non-Asbestos)
5208.1(n) Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees  
Vinyl Chloride 5210(j) Initial
Annual
Exposed Employees  
Welding & Cutting Safety - Hot Work 4799
4848(a)
1537(a)
Initial Welders
Fire Watchers
Qualified Person
 
Wheels or Rims  - Servicing 3326(c) Initial Service Personnel Servicing Single, Split Rim & MultiPiece Rim Wheel (Tailgate Topic)
Window Cleaning 3282(d) & (f)
3286(a)(2)
Initial Assigned Employees  

Qualified Person (Back to Top)

A qualified person is a person designated by the employer; and by reason of training, experience, or instruction has demonstrated the ability to perform safely all assigned duties; &, when required is properly licensed in accordance with federal, state, or local laws and regulations.

Examples:

  • Mobile Crane & Tower Crane Operators 5006.1(a)                        
  • Scaffold Erection & Dismantling Supervisors 1637(k)(1)  
  • Demolition1736                       
  • Personal Fall Arrest System supervisors 1670(b)

Competent Person (Back to Top)

A competent person is a person who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions that are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees. The competent person has the authority to impose prompt corrective measures to eliminate these hazards.

Examples:        

  • Excavation - Inspectors 1541
  • Fall Protection Plan implementers & supervisors 1671.1
  • Lift Slab Construction 1522.1

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