The specific Cal/OSHA training requirements that apply to each worksite depend on the work activities that employees are involved. 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 (CSOs) and General Industry Safety Orders (GISOs).
The Safety Orders (SOs) require training employees when:
-They are first hired. 1510(a), 3203(a)
-They will operate machinery and equipment (see the isoBlog titled 'Qualified Person' in the 'unscheduled' tab above)
-They are given a new job assignment for which they have not previously received training. 3203(a)(7)(C)
-They are exposed to known job-site hazards, such as poisons, hazardous materials and gases, harmful plants and animals, etc. 1510(c)
-New substances, processes, procedures, or equipment are introduced to the workplace and represent a new hazard. 3203(a)(7)(D)
-The employer is made aware of a new or previously unrecognized hazard. 3203(a)(7)(E)
-Supervisors need to familiarize themselves with the safety and health hazards to which employees under their immediate direction and control may be exposed. 3203(a)(7)(F)
-Tailgate or toolbox safety meeting are held (at least every 10 working days)
Exception: for tunneling operations tailgate meetings must be held weekly.
Note: Cal/OSHA has a large number of regulations which require employee training. The list above includes only some of the Cal/OSHA regulations which require training. The complete set of Cal/OSHA regulations in Title 8 can be found at www.dir.ca.gov/samples/search/query.htm.