The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), more commonly known as Cal/OSHA, requires California workers to complete training on job-specific safety and health hazards. This vital training provides an overview of Cal/OSHA standards, which can be stricter than federal OSHA guidelines.
Earn your Cal/OSHA certification and a nationally accepted OSHA DOL card with our 100% online Cal/OSHA courses for construction and general industry. You'll learn about state-required safety topics that help prevent work-related accidents, injuries and deaths.
Designed for entry-level construction workers. Includes Cal/OSHA certification and OSHA 10 card.
Designed for entry-level general industry workers. Provides Cal/OSHA certification and OSHA 10 card.
Designed for construction managers and supervisors. Provides Cal/OSHA certification and OSHA 30 card.
Designed for general industry managers and supervisors. Provides Cal/OSHA certification and OSHA 30 card.
Cal/OSHA training is required for most every employee in California, including state and local government workers. Exceptions include offshore maritime workers, Post Office workers and other federal employees. Workers who are exempt from Cal/OSHA training are covered by federal OSHA standards.
The Cal/OSHA website provides a list of safety and health training and instruction requirements. If you have questions about Cal/OSHA jurisdiction, you can contact the Cal/OSHA Legal Unit at 510-286-7348.
Cal/OSHA training is available in four versions to ensure that you learn about important topics specific to your industry and job responsibilities. The version you take will determine the type of OSHA card you receive after course completion.
Entry-level workers should complete 10-hour training. Managers, supervisors and workers with safety roles should complete 30-hour training. The 30-hour courses cover additional safety and health topics that safety professionals are expected to know and enforce.
If you work in the construction and demolition industry, you should select a 10- or 30-hour construction course. General industry courses are designed for workers in all other industries, including manufacturing, health care, warehousing and more.
To earn your Cal/OSHA certification and OSHA card, you need to complete 10- or 30-hour OSHA Outreach training and three hours of supplemental training on Cal/OSHA topics.
Outreach training, which addresses federal OSHA safety guidelines, is available in industry-specific versions for construction and general industry. The 10-hour course is designed for entry-level workers, and the 30-hour course for supervisors covers additional safety and health topics.
Visit the Cal/OSHA website for a detailed overview of required training topics.
Cal/OSHA is a state-specific workplace safety and health plan designed to protect California workers. This OSHA-approved state plan meets all federal requirements and includes additional standards relevant to employees in the state. Some Cal/OSHA standards are stricter than federal OSHA's.
Cal/OSHA standards are found in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, more commonly known as Cal/OSHA, is responsible for setting and enforcing these standards and ensuring workers and employers are in compliance with all relevant safety and health regulations.
In addition to earning your Cal/OSHA certification after course completion, you'll receive an official OSHA card from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). These plastic, wallet-sized cards are valid nationwide.
An increasing number of employers are requiring workers to earn an OSHA card to qualify for work. This credential proves that you completed OSHA-authorized training on important safety and health topics relevant to your industry.
Cal/OSHA regulations can be found in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations. These safety and health standards for California workers are at least as strict as federal OSHA standards. In addition, they include state-specific standards that are not covered by federal OSHA.
Virtually every worker in California is covered by Cal/OSHA and required to follow its training requirements and safety standards. Your specific training requirements will depend on the type of work activities you perform. Cal/OSHA applies to employees of private companies as well as state and local government.
Certain workers in California are exempt from Cal/OSHA, including:
Those who are not covered by Cal/OSHA are protected by federal OSHA regulations.