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How to Find Out What Cal/OSHA Requires
Cal/OSHA has a number of regulations which require training on workplace safety and health.
The specific Cal/OSHA training requirements that apply to your workplace depend on the types of work activities your employees are actually performing. The Cal/OSHA regulations are in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (T8CCR). The complete set of Title 8 regulations can be found at:
Cal/OSHA has a list of Safety and Health Training and Instruction Requirements organized by training topics. This list has 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).
To get started in determining your training needs, look below at T8CCR 3203 if you are in General Industry or T8CCR 1509 if you are in Construction.
For General Industry T8 CCR Section 3203(a)(7)(A) - (F) states, in part, that "Training and Instruction must be provided":
For Construction, T8 CCR Section 1509 states, in part that:
After looking at T8CCR 3203 or T8CCR 1509, next you need to determine which additional Cal/OSHA training requirements apply to your workplace and employees. To find out the training requirements that apply review the Cal/OSHA list of Safety and Health Training and Instruction Requirements at:
Finally, as per the relevant Cal/OSHA standards, remember to always document and save your records for any training provided. This documentation should include (but is not limited to):