What’s Tougher Than Complying With OSHA?
Staying in compliance with Cal/OSHA, that’s what. Lucky you. Because you do business in
California, you’re facing some of the toughest OSHA standards in the nation.
Right now you have more than 3,000 pages of additional regulations. And Cal/OSHA keeps
adding guidelines — often before they’re adopted at a federal level. It’s scary. After all, you’ve
heard the horror stories — companies just like yours getting fined thousands, even millions of
dollars, for making compliance mistakes.
So the last thing you need is to miss — or misunderstand — a Cal/OSHA regulation and have
your organization slapped with an expensive citation. But is there a way to guard against fines
and violations without wading through confusing manuals the size of telephone books or
hiring an expensive safety consultant?
Attend this intensive workshop and gain the skills you need to protect your company from a
costly compliance error. After this power-packed session, you’ll confidently develop Cal/OSHA
training sessions and safety plans. And you’ll know how to eliminate potential hazards ... what
areas DOSH inspectors zero in on ... and much more.
Master Must-Have Compliance Skills
Getting a citation for anything is bad enough — imagine being cited by Cal/OSHA for
something that would have passed under federal regulations. It happens more often than you
might think. And it could happen to you if you are not completely up to date on your state’s
That’s why we created this workshop: to give you a step-by-step guide to Cal/OSHA — not a
rehash of the federal regulations. We’ve packed this session with powerful exercises so you’ll
gain practical experience you can use immediately. Some of the skill-building exercises you’ll
take part in include:
- Walk through the mandated-bylaw procedures for handling worksite accidents.
- Discover how to get employees to follow Cal/OSHA requirements (even when
they’re in a hurry).
- Pinpoint the areas most likely to be cited in an inspection.
Back at work, whether you’re dealing with the bloodborne pathogen rule ... SB 198
requirements ... or lockout/tagout training, you’ll discover a new confidence in your abilities.
And, during your next inspection, you’ll be glad you know exactly how to prove you’ve done
everything you can to stay in compliance ... and keep employees safe.
I. Cal/OSHA Compliance — From Must-Know
Basics to the Newest Regulations
- Major differences between federal OSHA and Cal/OSHA
you NEED to understand
- Unscrambling Cal/OSHA’s confusing lexicon to define
citation, violation, standards, requirements, rules,
guidelines, and many more
- A review of how Cal/OSHA’s penalty system is unique and
how it works
- Comprehensive methods for assessing your organization’s
current level of Cal/OSHA compliance
- Examine the ins and outs of the lockout/tagout standard ...
and machine guarding
- Ensuring you have a written program that complies
with Cal/OSHA Illness and Injury Prevention Program
- Protecting your organization by properly responding to
Cal/OSHA’s new definitions and procedures related to
II. Preventing Common Workplace Hazards
(and Accidents Waiting to Happen)
- Recognizing how gray areas created by the performancebased
nature of Cal/OSHA standards could cost your
company a bundle
- How-tos for using proactive tools to customize a safety
audit that guarantees results
- A workplace safety hazards checklist no organization
should be without
- Conducting a job hazard analysis that can open your eyes
to major problems before someone is injured
- How to use job safety analysis to get employees to
engage in safety-based behavior
- Specifics of Cal/OSHA’s transition of the Hazard
Communication (HAZCOM) standard to the safety data
sheet and labeling requirements of the Globally
Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of
III. Effectively Training Managers and
Employees on Safety and OSHA Regulations
- Understanding exactly who must be trained — and how
often — to meet Cal/OSHA standards
- OSHA’s Illness and Injury Prevention Program and 7-Step
Training Guidelines: Are they right for your organization?
- Top reasons why safety training programs often fail to
produce desired levels of improvement in safety
- Essential components a safety training and records
retention program must contain to be effective
- Strategies for gaining employee — and management — buyin
for safety training
- Training tips for motivating reluctant learners who would
rather endure a dental drill than safety training
IV. Complying With OSHA’s Record-Keeping
Requirements to the Letter — Why Cal/OSHA
REPORTING Is Different Than Cal/OSHA
- OSHA requirements on retention, maintenance, and
location of records
- Ins and outs of the 300 Log, 301, and 300A
- Step-by-step guidelines for reporting a work injury in
accordance with Cal/OSHA
- Valuable time-saving tips for reducing the number of hours
it takes to keep and maintain OSHA records
- How many people in your organization should be trained
in OSHA record keeping?
- Using your records to spot hazards and track accident
trends — and significantly improve safety levels
V. Red Alert! How to Be Prepared for an
OSHA Site Visit
- Is your organization among those most likely to be
inspected? Find out!
- What to do — and when to do it — if your organization
receives a Form 1BY from Cal/OSHA notifying you of a
- Valuable checklists that help you spot trouble — and
avoid horrendous fines — before an inspector shows up
- Walking through the inspection process so you’ll know
what to expect
- How to contest an OSHA citation — and is it worth it?
VI. Workplace Violence: How to
Keep Your Organization Safe
- Is your organization among those most at
risk for workplace violence? Find out!
- Understanding the various types of
workplace violence and who commits
- Recognizing danger zones where acts
of workplace violence most typically occur
- Danger-prevention measures that could
- How to conduct a security audit to view
your site through the eyes of a would-be
- Strategies for controlling visitor access
to your facility without creating an
- Basic safety practices that security
- After-hours policies that keep your facility
safe for remaining workers
- Warning signs that an employee may be
capable of violence — and what you
should do about it
- Steps to take if a visitor to your facility
appears unstable or dangerous
- Proven techniques for keeping
unauthorized people from slipping past
the front desk
- Tips for de-escalating a potentially
explosive situation when tensions rise
- Emergency response procedures ALL
employees should know by heart