Cal/OSHA Safety & Health Training and Instruction Requirements

Referenced in Subchapter 4 and 7, Cal/OSHA T8 Regulations (May 2023)

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.

Users may review Title 8 Regulations at:

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.


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


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

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July 2023