OSHA Requirements and Training Resources for San Jose CA
The State of California, under an agreement with Federal OSHA, operates an approved State Plan OSHA Program, commonly known as Cal-OSHA. 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 are required to provide their workers OSHA training in San Jose CA.
CA OSHA Training Regulations and Standards
Health and safety standards requiring employers to provide their workers with Cal/OSHA training in San Jose 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.
So exactly which agencies regulate OSHA training in San Jose CA? The California State Plan applies to all public and private sector places of employment in San Jose 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.
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.
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 serving San Jose CA and the rest of 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.
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.
Authorized OSHA Trainers in San Jose CA
There is no official certification required to teach most OSHA training classes in San Jose 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 San Jose 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 San Jose 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 San Jose 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 San Jose 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 San Jose 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 San Jose 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 San Jose CA as well as in all other states and US territories.
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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 San Jose CA.