CAL-OSHA 10 Hour Construction Training

California CAL-OSHA 10hr Construction TrainingvCourse

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CAL-OSHA 10 Hour Construction Training

Description: The California-specific CAL-OSHA 10-Hour online safety course is accredited training for workplace safety required by California. The training is specially designed to help keep California workers safe and obtain a CAL-OSHA 10-Hour Card.

This online training course is mainly for California construction and engineering professionalsand explains the standards of Cal-OSHA for various potential hazards and covers the legalities of the Federal OSHA act with regards to prevention and elimination of work-related fatalities and injuries.

This program also covers workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It is also designed to help construction employees stay current with California OSHA safety requirements.

Our easy-to-use online California CAL-OSHA 10-Hour course lets you work at your own pace while you earn your CAL-OSHA 10-Hour Card requirement. Our OSHA 10-Hour courses have been taken by thousands of workers. So increase your employment chances and get your CAL-OSHA 10hr training today!

Audience: California-based Construction and Engineering Industry Employees: Workers, Foremen, Job Supervisors, Site Inspectors, Workers on publicly-funded projects.

Credit Hours: 10 hours

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the elements of Cal/OSHA
  • Describe the Federal OSH Act
  • Identify Cal/OSHA violations, inspection methods, and regulatory requirements
  • Understand principals for safe work and avoidance of hazards
  • Outline the requirements for employees and employers

Course Outline

  • Introduction to California CAL-OSHA
  • Identify the different types of Cal-OSHA violations.
  • Explain how Cal-OSHA conducts inspections
  • Understand Cal-OSHA’s regulatory requirements
  • Understand Cal-OSHA standards
  • Understand employers’ and workers’ rights and responsibilities.
  • OSHA Focus Four Hazards
    • Falls Hazards
    • Struck By Hazards
    • Caught In or Between Hazards
    • Electrocution Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Understand 8 CCR 1720 masonry construction
  • Power Tools & Lock-Out / Tag-Out
  • Health Hazards
  • Excavations
  • Cranes and Riggings
  • Scaffolds, Stairways and Ladders
  • Fire protection systems of protection and evacuation during fire

Module Quizzes
At the end of each module, you will be given a 10 question module quiz. You must score at least 70% on each module quiz to move forward in the course.

You will be given up to three tries to pass each module quiz. Failure to successfully pass a quiz will result in being locked out of the course and not allowed to continue.

Final Exam
Once you have successfully completed all of the modules, you must pass a final exam to receive full credit for the course. The exam is 20 questions long and will test your knowledge on information covered throughout the course. You must make a score of at least 70% to pass this exam and complete the course.

You will be given up to three opportunities to pass the final exam. If you do not pass after three tries, you will be locked out of this course will no longer be able to take the course.

Course Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, a temporary printable certificate will be made available.

CAL-OSHA 10 Hour Training

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) administers the California Occupational Safety and Health Program, commonly referred to as Cal/OSHA. Cal/OSHA oversees enforcement and consultation. There are several Cal-OSHA offices located throughout the state.

The central toll free telephone number for Cal/OSHA is 1-866-924-9757. Individual District Offices can be located by accessing the Cal-OSHA Enforcement Unit contact page on the Cal/OSHA website. The Cal-OSHA District Offices for the Bay Area are:

Cal-OSHA District Office – Concord
1450 Enea Circle, Suite 525
Concord, CA 94520

Cal-OSHA District Office – Foster City
1065 East Hillsdale Blvd., Suite 110
Foster City, CA 94404

Cal-OSHA District Office – Fremont
39141 Civic Center Dr.
Suite 310
Fremont, CA 94538

Cal-OSHA District Office – Oakland
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1301
Oakland, CA 94612

Cal-OSHA District Office – San Francisco
121 Spear Street, Suite 430
San Francisco, CA 94105

Federal OSHA’s National Emergency Hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA.

Other Resources


Why get Cal-OSHA 10hr online training?

The State of California, under an agreement with OSHA, operates an occupational safety and health program in accordance with Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The 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.

CAL-OSHA Safety Training - State Requirements

California has a federally approved occupational safety and health plan administered by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) through Cal/OSHA.

The California State Plan covers all private sector places of employment in the state with a few exceptions. The California State Plan also covers state and local government workers. It does not apply to federal government employers including the United States Postal Service. Federal OSHA covers the issues not covered by the California State Plan.

Cal OSHA Regulations and Standards
Health and safety standards in the State of 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.

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 take a proactive step towards your workplace safety.

CAL-OSHA Occupational & Labor Safety State Agency

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 Califiornia 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):

Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in California:

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

California Department of Industrial Relations
Office of the Director - CFOI Unit
1515 Clay Street, 17th floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-622-5051

State Reporting:

OSHA Federal Labor Data

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 CAL-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)

CAL-OSHA Online Training

California OSHA training can help you comply with OSHA training standards so you can protect yourself or your employees from workplace injuries and death. Is your organization compliant with OSHA training standards? We can help you comply – and go beyond compliance – for the safety and well-being of your employees.

Disclaimer: The information presented on this website has been compiled from Federal and State sources and documents believed to be reliable and represent the best professional judgment of OSHA Training. The accuracy of the information presented, however, is not guaranteed, nor is any responsibility assumed or implied, OSHA Training, and/or any other individual or entity, as applicable for any damage or loss resulting from inaccuracies or omissions. Contact state program staff directly to verify information.

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