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Title 8 Index

The Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board maintains an index to all Cal/OSHA regulations.



Cal/OSHA Safety & Health Training and Instruction Requirements

Referenced in Subchapter 4 and 7, Cal/OSHA T8 Regulations

The following is a list of the instruction and training 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) of the California Code of Regulations. Also included are references to both Competent Person and Qualified Person.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented, users are cautioned to refer to Title 8 and the specific sections of interest. This list is a guide only and not meant to be a substitute for - or a legal interpretation of - the occupational safety and health standards.

Users may review Title 8 Regulations at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/samples/search/query.htm

Training Topic

T8 Section

Frequency
of Training

Typical Job Classification

Cal/OSHA Publication

Accident Investigation

3203(a)(7)(F)

Initial

Supervisors/Accident Investigators

Model Program(s) IIPP:

For High Hazard Employers

For Non-High Hazard Employers

Injury & Illness Prevention Model Program for Employers with Seasonal or Intermittent Workers 
(English & Spanish)

Guide to Developing IIPP

Accident Prevention Signs & Tags

3341(d)(5)

Initial

Impacted Employees

Lockout/Blockout

Acetylene Fuel & Gas Safety

1740(k)(1)

Initial

Users

 

Acrylonitrile (AN)

5213(o)
5213 (appendix B)

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees Qualified Person

 

Actinolite
(Non-Asbestos)

5208.1

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Anthophyllite 
(Non-Asbestos)

5208.1(n)

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Agricultural & Equipment Tractors

3441(a)
3664(b)

Initial
Annual

Involved Employees
Operators

Agricultural - Industrial Tractors

Farm Labor Contractors Guide

Asbestos Consultant
Site Surveillance Technician

Asbestos/Asbestos Awareness 



Building Inspector Project Designer

Cement Pipe

Class I-IV Operations

341.15


1529(k)(9)(B)
5208(j)(7)(B)
1529


341.16


341.17

1529(o)(4)


341.9

Initial


Initial
Annual



Initial


Initial

Initial
Annual

Certified Persons


Employees likely exposed =>PEL & those who perform Class I-IV operations

Assigned


Exposed Employees

Competent Person

Qualified Person

 

Battery Handling/ Changing/Charging

5185(a)

Initial

Assigned Employees

 

Benzene

5218(i) & (j)(3)

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Bloodborne Pathogens

5193(g)(2)

Initial Annual

Potentially Exposed Employees

A Best Practices Approach for Reducing Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure

Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens

Boatswains Chair

1662(a)

Initial

Users

 

1,3-Butadiene

5201(l)(2)

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Cadmium

5207(m)(4)
1532

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees Competent Person

 

Carcinogens As Listed

5209(e)(5)

Initial

Exposed Employees

 

Chemical Hygiene for Laboratories

5191(f)(2)

Initial New Hazards Refresher

Laboratory Employees

 

Coke Oven Emissions

5211(t)

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Compaction Equipment

4355(a)(2)

Before Use

Users

 

Confined Spaces 


Marine Terminal Ops.

5157(g)
5158(c)(2)

3463(b)(5)(B)

Initial
Program Update Changes

Affected Employees


Exposed Employees

Confined Space: Is It Safe To Enter?

Training Topic

T8 Section

Frequency
of Training

Typical Job Classification

Cal/OSHA Publication

Control of Hazardous Energy

3314(j)

Initial

Authorized Employees

Lockout/Blockout

Cotton Dust

5190(i)

Initial Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Cotton Gins/ Processing Mach.

4640

 

Qualified Person

 

Cranes & Other Hoisting Equipment Incl. Mobile/ Tower/ Derrick

5006.1(a)
5006
49664994499950005004503150435044

Initial
Mobile & Tower Cert. @ 5 yrs

Mobile & Tower Crane Operators
Qualified Person
Authorized Employees

 

Cranes/Hoisting Equipment - Marine Terminals

3472(d)(3)

Initial

Operators

 

Demolition

1734
1735(u)
1736

 

Qualified Person

 

1,2 Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP)

5212(i)(3) & (n)
5212 (Appendix B)

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees Qualified Person

 

Diving Operations

6052

Initial

Assigned Employees

 

Elevating Work Platforms & Aerial Devices

3648(l)(7)
3648(c)
3646(c)
3638(d)

Before Use

Users
Authorized Personnel

 

Emergency Action Plan

3220(e)

Initial
Plan Update

Impacted Employees

 

Emergency Procedures (Construction)

1512(d)

Initial

Assigned Employees

 

Equipment & Machinery (Construction)

1510(b)

Initial

Qualified Person

 

Erection & Construction - Bolting/ Riveting/ Plumbing Structural Wood/ Steel Frame Steel Erection

1716
1716.1
1716.1(f)(1)
1716.2(j)
1710

Initial

Assigned Employees
Competent Person
Qualified Person

Pocket Guide for the Construction Industry (English / Spanish)

Ergonomics

5110(b)(3)

Initial - When Standard is Triggered

Employees in affected job classifications (identical jobs) when standard is triggered

Back Injury Prevention Guide in the Health Care Industry for Health Care Providers

Easy Ergonomics

Ergonomics in Action

Fitting The Task To The Person: Ergonomics for Very Small Businesses

Easy Ergonomics for Desktop Computer Users

Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)

5219(j)

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Ethylene Oxide

5220(j)(3)
5220 Appendix A

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Excavation/ Trenching/ Shoring

1541

 

Competent Person

Trenching Safety (Tailgate Topic)

Pocket Guide for the Construction Industry

Explosives

5239
5322
5329
344.20344.21

Initial

Assigned Employees
Competent Person
Licensed Blaster

 

Explosives - Deteriorated

5240

 

Competent Person

 

Training Topic

T8 Section

Frequency
of Training

Typical Job Classification

Cal/OSHA Publication

Explosives Storage Magazines

5256

 

Competent Person

 

Fall Protection

1671.1

Initial

Affected Employees
Competent Person
Qualified Person

 

Fall Protection - Date Palm Ops.

3458

 

Competent Person

 

Fire Brigades (Private)

3411(c)

Initial/ Quarterly/ Annual Refresher

Assigned Employees

 

Fire Extinguisher & Fire Fighting Equipment

6151(g)(1)-(2)

Initial
Annual

Assigned Employees

 

Fire Prevention Plan

3221(d)(1)-(2)

Initial
New Hazards

Exposed Employees

 

Fire Protection - Fixed Extinguishing Systems

6175(b)(10)
6181(b)(2)

Initial
Annual

Employees Assigned
Maintenance and Operation
Exposed Employees

 

Fire Protection - Standpipe & Hose System Inspection

6165(f)(2)(F)

Initial

Assigned Employees

 

First Aid First Aid & CPR

3439(b)
6251(d)(2)
3400(b)
515751585193 34216052

Initial 
Changes
Every 2 years (or as specified by cert. organization)

Assigned Employees
Supervisors

 

First Aid - Construction

1512(b) & (d)

Initial
Updated

Assigned Employees

 

Flaggers (Traffic)

1599(f) & (g)

Initial

Assigned Employees

 

Flammable Liquids/ Gasses/Vapors - Industrial Plants

5561

 

Qualified Person

 

Fumigation - General

5221(b)

Initial

Exposed Employees

 

Formaldehyde

5217(n)

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Hazard Communication

5194(b)(1)

Initial
New chemicals or processes

Exposed Employees

Guide to California Hazard Communication Regulation

Hazardous Substance Containers Clean/ Repair/Alter

5166(a)

Initial

Assigned Employees

 

Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Resp.

5192 (e) & (q)(6)

Initial
Annual Refresher

Assigned Employees
Qualified Person

 

Hearing (Noise) Protectors Conservation

5098(a)(4)
5097(d)(5)(A)&(B)
5099(a)

Initial Retraining
Initial Annual

Employees Provided Protectors
All Employees Exposed to =>85 dBA TWA

 

Heat Stress

3395

Initial

Exposed Employees

Protect Yourself from Heat Illness (English/Spanish)

Helicopter Operations

1901(c)

Daily Briefing

Involved Personnel

 

Training Topic

T8 Section

Frequency
of Training

Typical Job Classification

Cal/OSHA Publication

Industrial/Lift Trucks (Forklifts) & Tractors

3657(i) 
3664(b)
3668

Initial, Annual
Observed Unsafe Operation
Post Accident Equipment Change Workplace Change (Operator eval. @ 3 years)

Operators

Operating Rules for Industrial Trucks Poster (English / Spanish)

Injury & Illness Prevention Program

3203(a)(7)
1509(e)

Initial
Updated

All Employees
Supervisor Tailgates

Model Program(s) IIPP:

For High Hazard Employers

For Non-High Hazard Employers

Injury & Illness Prevention Model Program for Employers with Seasonal or Intermittent Workers 
(English & Spanish)

Guide to Developing IIPP

Inorganic Arsenic

5214(m)

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Job Hazard(s)

3203(a)(7)
1510(a)

Before Job Assignment
New Hazards

All Employees

Guide to Developing IIPP

Laboratory Safety (See Chemical Hygiene)

5191(f)

Initial
New Hazards
Refresher

Laboratory Employees

 

Laser Equipment

1801(a)

Initial

Operators
Qualified Person

 

Laundry/Dry Cleaning

4494(a)

Initial
Periodic

Assigned Employees

 

Lead

Lead in Construction

5198(l)

1531.1(1)(1)(C)-(D)
1532.1(l)

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees/ Supervisors
Exposed Employees => Action Level

Lead in Construction (Fact Sheet)

Lift Slab Construction

1722.1

 

Competent Person

 

Lockout/Blockout

3314
3314(j)

Initial
When Updated

Affected Employees
Qualified Person

Lockout/Blockout

Machinery & Equipment

1510(b)

Before Use

Qualified Person

Lockout/Blockout

Marine Terminals

3463(b)(5)(B)
3464(a)(1)
3462(b) & (d)
34633472

Initial

Exposed Employees
Supervisors
Qualified Person

 

Medical & Exposure Records - Access

3204(g)(1)

Initial
Annual

Affected Employees

Access to Medical and Exposure Records (poster) (English / Spanish)

Metal Working (forging) Machines

4243(a)(6)

Initial

Operators/Maintenance Personnel

Power Press Safety

4,4-Methylenebis (2-Chloroaniline) MBOCA

5215(j)

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Methylene Chloride

5202(l)
5202 (Appendix A)

Initial & As Necessary

Exposed Employees Qualified Person

 

Methylenedianiline

5200(k)(3)
1535

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Miter Saws

4307.1(c)

Initial

Operators

 

Noise Exposure

5099(a)

Initial
Annual

Employees Exposed => 85dBA TWA

 

Openings/Holes - Floors & Roofs

3212(b)

 

Qualified Person

 

Paper Converting/ Printing Machines - H&-Fed Engraving Presses

4445(3)

Initial
Changes

Operators/ Maintenance
Personnel

 

Personal Fall Arrest/Restraint Systems/

1670(b)(19)

 

Competent Person

 

Personal Protective Equipment

3380(c)

Initial

PPE Users

 

Pesticide Safety

5194(h)

 

Handlers & Applicators

 

Pile Driving

1600

 

Competent Person

 

Training Topic

T8 Section

Frequency
of Training

Typical Job Classification

Cal/OSHA Publication

Portable Ladder

3276 (f)

Before Use

User Employee

Supervisor of User Employee

Portable Ladder Safety

Calif. Posting Requirements

340

Initial

All Employees

 

Powder-Actuated Tools

1685(a)(1)
1689(a)

Initial

Users
Qualified Person

 

Power Presses

4203(a)
4203(b)
4208.1(m)(1)
4208

Initial
Annual

Inspectors/Maintenance
Operators
PSDI Operators
Qualified Person

Power Press Safety (Tailgate Topic)

Powered Platforms (Installed) for Building Maintenance

3298(a)
3296

Initial

Assigned Employees
Qualified Person

 

Process Safety Management

5189(g)

Initial
Refresher & Supplemental Certification

Involved Employees

 

Pulp, Paper & Paperboard Mills

4402

Initial

Exposed Employees

 

Railroad - Signs & Signals

3333(d)

Initial

Assigned Employees

 

Reinforcing Steel/ Similar Projections

1712(f)(A)

 

Qualified Person

 

Respiratory Protection

5144(c) & (k)
5144 Appendix A 
5144 Appendix C

Initial
Annual

Users

Respiratory Protection in the Workplace

Respiratory Protection (Fact Sheet)

Roofing

1509(a)
1730(b)(8)-(9)

Initial

Qualified Person

Roofing Safety (Tailgate Topic)

Rope Access Equipment

3270.1(c)
3270.1

Initial
Annual Refresher

Assigned Employees
Qualified Person

 

Rubber/ Composition Working Machines

4592

 

Competent Person
Test/Maintenance

 

Scaffolds

1637(k)(1)
1637
1658(g)

Initial

Erectors & Dismantlers:
Qualified Person

 

Silica Dust: Power tool work on concrete or masonry materials

1530.1(e)(1)
1530.1(e)(2)

Before Assignment

Assigned Employees
Supervisor

Hazards of Silica in Construction eTool

Supervisory Safety Training

3203(a)(7)(F)

Initial
Change

Supervisors

 

Tanks - Open Surface

5154(j)(1)

Initial

Assigned Employee

 

Traffic Control - Flaggers

1599(f) &(g)

Initial

Flaggers

 

Tree Work General


Date Palm Ops.

3420(b)3421(c)
3423(a)3427
3428(a)
3458

Initial

Assigned Employees
Qualified Person

 

Tremolite
(Non-Asbestos)

5208.1(n)

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Vinyl Chloride

5210(j)

Initial
Annual

Exposed Employees

 

Welding & Cutting Safety - Hot Work

4799
4848(a)
1537(a)

Initial

Welders
Fire Watchers
Qualified Person

 

Wheels or Rims - Servicing

3326(c)

Initial

Service Personnel

Servicing Single, Split Rim & Multi‑Piece Rim Wheel (Tailgate Topic)

Window Cleaning

3282(d) & (f)
3286(a)(2)

Initial

Assigned Employees

 
           

Qualified Person

A qualified person is a person designated by the employer; and by reason of training, experience, or instruction has demonstrated the ability to perform safely all assigned duties; &, when required is properly licensed in accordance with federal, state, or local laws and regulations.

Competent Person

A competent person is a person who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions that are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees. The competent person has the authority to impose prompt corrective measures to eliminate these hazards.

Examples:

  • Excavation - Inspectors 1541
  • Fall Protection Plan implementers & supervisors 1671.1
  • Lift Slab Construction 1522.1

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