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California OSHA Training Requirements

In California, some companies require their employees to take OSHA training in order to be qualified to perform certain duties. However, whatever industry you work for in California - taking an OSHA Training Course is a low cost investment that rewards you with essential job safety practices that could one day possibly save your life. Most workplace accidents and injuries are preventable, so that's why more workers are taking a proactive step towards occupational safety training. (Choose course in right column.)

HAZWOPER Training Required
The Federal OSHA HAZWOPER Standard (29 CFR Part 1910.120) - requires that all employees that are exposed to or handle hazardous materials must take a 24hr or 40hr HAZWOPER Training Course and an 8hr Annual Refresher, at a level required by their job function and responsibility, before they are permitted to engage in hazardous waste operations that could expose them to hazardous substances.


California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) protects and improves the health, safety, and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. DIR is housed within the Labor & Workforce Development Agency.

The Califionria Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, protects and improves the health and safety of working men and women in California and the safety of passengers riding on elevators, amusements rides, and tramways – through the following activities: setting and enforcing standards, providing outreach, education, and assistance, Issuing permits, licenses, certifications, and registrations, and approvals.

The Office of Policy, Research, and Legislation (OPRL) prepares and maintains statistics and databases on public works projects, occupational injuries & illnesses, the California Consumer Price Index, and alternative workweek programs.

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI): http://www.dir.ca.gov/oprl/cfoi/index.htm

Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in California: http://www.dir.ca.gov/oprl/nonfatal.htm

California OSHA - State Labor Program Statistics

California Department of Industrial Relations
Office of Policy, Research, and Legislation-SOII
P.O. Box 429488
San Francisco, CA  94142-9488
Phone: 415-703-4757
Web: http://www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/nonfatal.htm

California Department of Industrial Relations
Office of the Director - CFOI Unit
1515 Clay Street, 17th floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-622-5051
Web: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/cfoi/cfoi.htm

State Reporting:

OSHA Labor Data - Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) - State Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) Program - provides annual information on the rate and number of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries, and how these statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics. This data is collected through two BLS programs:
  • SOII - BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
    The SOII provides estimates for nonfatal cases of work-related injuries and illnesses from 46 States and Territories that are recorded by employers under the Occupational safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) recordkeeping guidelines.
  • CFOI - BLS Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
    The CFOI publishes data on fatal cases of work-related injuries for all States, Territories, and New York City.

For more information, check out the BLS State Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities - Labor Programs and State data.

California OSHA Top Fatal and Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses

According to latest data, the leading cause of workplace fatalities in California was in the transportation and material moving occupations (Source). The main type of these fatalities is the vehicle backover (i.e., when a vehicle backs up and strikes a worker behind the vehicle).

For more information on backovers, OSHA's Preventing Backovers webpage provides information about the hazards of backovers; solutions that can reduce the risk or frequency of these incidents; articles and resources; and references to existing regulations.

As with most states, the leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by electrocution, struck by object, and caught-in/between.
Source: OSHA Common Statistics Summaries

Falls deaths are preventable by a safety training class that covers 29 CFR 1926.500 - Subpart M – Fall Protection and deals with both the human and equipment-related issues in protecting workers from fall hazards.
Sources: OSHA – Fall Protection in Construction (PDF); OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign

California Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Data by Industry (SOII)
(Please contact the State for additional data.)
- *2015  Incidence rates (PDF) Case counts (PDF)
- *2014  Incidence rates (PDF) Case counts (PDF)
- *2013  Incidence rates (PDF) Case counts (PDF)
- *2012  Incidence rates (PDF) Case counts (PDF)

California Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) Data
(Please contact the State for additional data.)
- 2015 Fatal injury counts (HTML) rates (HTML)
- 2014 Fatal injury counts (HTML) rates (HTML)
- 2013 Fatal injury counts (HTML) rates (PDF)
- 2012 Fatal injury counts (HTML) rates (PDF)

How California OSHA Compliance Training Can Help You

OSHA Training University can help you comply with OSHA standards so you can protect yourself or your employees from workplace injuries and death. Is your organization compliant with OSHA standards? We can help you comply – and go beyond compliance – for the safety and well-being of your employees. (Choose course in right column.)

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