OSHA Requirements and Training Resources for Oakland CA
The State of California, under an agreement with Federal OSHA, operates an approved State Plan OSHA Program, commonly known as Cal-OSHA. That agency is the primary regulator of OSHA training in Oakland CA. Initial approval of the California State Plan was published on May 1, 1973, and certification for completing all developmental steps was received on August 19, 1977. That is why most, but not all, employers in Oakland California must comply with Cal/OSHA safety orders requiring employee training.
Employers in need of Federal or Cal/OSHA Training in Oakland CA can get the training for their employees from OSHA Training Services Inc., because they offer on site training classes on all key OSHA topics and titles. Click or tap the “request a proposal” link on this page to get information about an on site OSHA or Cal-OSHA training class conducted for your group by OSHA Training Services Inc.
CA OSHA Training Regulations and Standards
Health and safety standards that address most employers’ responsibilities for providing OSHA training in Oakland California are significantly different than those of Federal OSHA. The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is a standard setting agency within the Cal-OSHA program, which includes development and maintenance of standards for certain areas not covered by federal standards or enforcement. These latter standards apply to elevators, aerial passenger tramways, amusement rides, pressure vessels, and mine safety training.
Cal-OSHA health and safety standards (also known as safety orders under Title 8) are available on the California DOL website.
There are two primary agencies that regulate OSHA training in Oakland CA. The California State Plan applies to all public and private sector places of employment in Oakland CA and the rest of the state, with the exception of Federal employees, the United States Postal Service (USPS), private sector employers on Native American lands, maritime activities on the navigable waterways of the United States, private contractors working on land designated as exclusive Federal jurisdiction, and employers that require Federal security clearances.
Authorized OSHA Trainers in Oakland CA
There is no official certification required to teach most OSHA training classes in Oakland CA. However, you must make certain that on site OSHA 10 or 30-hour training classes are conducted by a trainer who is officially authorized to conduct these OSHA courses. The trainer must first complete a series of OSHA trainer classes provided by one of the OSHA Education centers located around the country. You can confirm their status as a currently authorized OSHA Outreach trainer by asking to look at their credentials proving they completed the following trainer courses.
Construction industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 510 course, followed by the OSHA 500 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour construction training in Oakland CA and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour construction training in Oakland CA and elsewhere in the state. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for construction, they must complete the OSHA 502 trainer update course every four years.
General industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 511 course, followed by the OSHA 501 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour general industry training in Oakland CA and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour general industry training in Oakland CA and elsewhere in the state. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for general industry, they must complete the OSHA 503 trainer update course every four years.
Be assured that our trainers who conduct on-site OSHA training classes in Oakland are authorized OSHA Outreach trainers. Scroll down to see links to all of the on site OSHA training classes we conduct listed below.
Online OSHA 10 and 30-hour Training Courses Accepted in Oakland CA
There are also OSHA-authorized online 10 and 30-hour training courses available for construction and general industry. However, you must pay close attention, as only those course providers that are specifically authorized to provide these courses can issue trainees the official DOL / OSHA 10 or 30-hour wallet cards. There are plenty of imitators out there who use deceptive fine print and “too good to be true” pricing to sell you a course that is not OSHA authorized.
You can rest assured that the 10 and 30-hour online OSHA training courses offered on our website are authorized by OSHA, and are accepted in Oakland CA as well as in all other states and US territories.
California OSHA Information
The Department of Industrial Relations administers the California Occupational Safety and Health Program, commonly referred to as Cal-OSHA. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) oversees enforcement and consultation. There are several Cal-OSHA offices located throughout the state.
Individual Cal/OSHA District Offices can be located by accessing the Cal-OSHA Enforcement Unit contact page on the Cal/OSHA website. The Cal-OSHA District Office located in Oakland can be contacted at:
Cal-OSHA District Office – Oakland
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1301
Oakland, CA 94612
Federal OSHA’s National Emergency Hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA.
OSHA Training Resources for Oakland CA
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Disclaimer: This information was obtained from the Federal OSHA website. OSHA Training Services Inc. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond our control. Contact Cal/OSHA program staff directly to verify important information about OSHA training requirements in Oakland CA.