Cal/OSHA Safety Updates Series

This is a free monthly webinar series, presented by OSHA Authorized Trainer and ERC Course Director, Alba Vazquez, that will discuss safety updates and how to be compliant with Cal/OSHA. This series will have a variety of different topics each month.

Check back for new topics and register for each month to receive a link. This series will be hosted the first Friday of every month, unless noted.

If you would like to receive CEU’s after attending a live session, please email to receive a certificate.  You must attend at least  90% of the session to receive accreditation.

April 7th Session – News from Cal/OSHA: Safety topics to improve compliance in your organization

Learning objectives:

  1. Mention 3 of the most recent Cal/OSHA updates and news for employers and organizations in California
  2. Get updates from Cal/OSHA on a regular basis and discuss tips for keeping updated and compliant according to your organization’s needs
  3. Discuss how to navigate the Cal/OSHA website and use consultation as a resource for compliance

Past Topics

March 3, 2023- How to Prepare a Workplace Violence Plan for Your Organization

Learning objectives:
  1. List the types of organizations in California that are mandated to have a Workplace Violence Plan in place
  2. Describe the elements of an anti-bullying policy and how it relates to your Workplace Violence Program
  3. Review the Cal/OSHA requirements for organizations regarding Workplace Violence policies and programs

February 3, 2023- Top Cal/OSHA Cited Safety Issues of 2022

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the 10 Top Most Cited safety issues in the workplace
  2. Review real life case scenarios to identify at least 3 practical solutions to improve safety compliance in your organization
  3. Enlist resources for the safety manager in order to prioritize and solve safety issues at their specific locations

January 6, 2023- Fire Prevention. The issues that will get you on fire!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the most common mistakes made by organizations regarding their fire prevention programs
  2. Discuss the elements of a compliant Fire prevention program in California and where to get help/information
  3. Review 3 of the most important elements for fire prevention and make emphasis on how to train employees to respond in case of a fire
  4. Determine if hands-on training for portable fire extinguisher is required for California organizations and employers

December 2, 2022: What’s New Regarding the Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Requirements in California

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of bloodborne pathogens training for all types of industries, and not just healthcare
  2. Enlist 3 of the changing technologies that will help you with your mandated annual Exposure Control Plan review
  3. Discuss the requirements for general industry in comparison to those (more extensive) within the healthcare community

November 4, 2022: Lock Out – Tag Out, Working Safely with Machinery and Equipment

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of the Lock Out – Tag Out (LOTO) safety regulation and the reason why it is one of the most cited safety standards in general and construction industries
  2. Review real-life examples of serious injuries suffered by workers due to the lack of specific LOTO procedures
  3. Reassess training programs for LOTO in order to provide effective training for “affected” and “authorized” employees and what this means in real practice

October 14, 2022: Injury and Illness Prevention Programs – Why is Cal/OSHA still citing so many organizations?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the top 3 citations for employers related to their Injury and Illness Prevention Program
  2. List two different methods to start implementing what Cal/OSHA calls “an effective” IIPP and avoid getting cited
  3. Discussing the “document request” and records you must have available today in case of an OSHA inspection

September 2, 2022: Emergency Preparedness: Is Your Facility Ready for an Emergency Disaster?

During this session we will cover:

  1. How to prepare a comprehensive list of the different type of emergencies that can occur at your places of employment
  2. A brief description of the types of responses that are appropriate for each of emergency and the Cal/OSHA regulations that apply
  3. The requirements per the Cal/OSHA regulation regarding your Emergency Action Plan and how they translate into an effective program
  4. How to establish a chain of command to be followed during emergencies
  5. Instances of terrorism and “mass shooters”…it could never happen at your place of employment, or could it? Should you have something in writing or just a practice drill?
  6. Understanding how emergency preparedness done correctly can reduce the amount and severity of injuries and illnesses
  7. Resources to prepare and write your own plan

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the requirements of an Emergency Action Plan per current Cal/OSHA regulations
  2. Explain the importance of preparing for all types of emergencies that can occur at your places of employment and the tools to make your own list
  3. Understand the top 3 elements of emergency preparedness that will make a difference when responding to an emergency at work

August 5, 2022: Cal/OSHA and Temporary Workers – What your company should do when using staffing agencies or PEOs

Learning Objectives:
  1. Comprehend the difference between “dual employment” and “multi-employer situations under Cal/OSHA’s definitions and why it matters for purposes of citations and penalties
  2. Reviewing some of the most common types of injuries amongst temporary workers and what happens when a temporary worker gets hurt under your supervisor’s watch
  3. Understand who is responsible for training, providing PPE and recording on the OSHA logs when dealing with temporary workers
  • The reason behind OSHA and Cal/OSHA’s high inspection priority on employers who use temporary workers
  • “Dual employment” and how it differs from “multi-employer” situations under Cal/OSHA’s definitions
  • What happens when a temporary worker gets hurt under your supervisor’s watch
  • Who is responsible for training temporary workers, providing use of PPE, and filling out the OSHA 300 log
  • Amputations, entanglement and other common injuries suffered by temporary workers and what you can do to prevent them
  • Resources for the safety manager

July 1, 2022: The falls that can end it all: Fall Prevention for Your Business

During this presentation we will review:
  • Tips to recognize fall hazards at your places of employment
  • Reviewing the statistics: Falls, the second most common workplace cause-of-death in California
  • When to install guard-rails and when to provide employees with a PFP (Personal Fall Protection) system
  • Scissor lifts, aerial lifts, movable platforms and scaffolding issues that will bring Cal/OSHA to your door
  • Personal Fall Protection, the most commonly cited violations
  • Emergency rescue. I just call 911… is that allowed?
  • Resources, and  more
Learning Objectives:
  1. Mention two ways to recognize fall hazards at your fixed and non-fixed places of employment
  2. Review the portable Ladder safety and the Cal/OSHA training requirements
  3. Discuss requirements for passive and active fall protection systems


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