Why Should You Attend:
National and international corporations with plants and other establishments, like retail stores, in California need to be aware that compliance with federal OSHA standards is not sufficient in California, and that enforcement by Cal/OSHA is a more onerous experience compared to federal enforcement and other state plan enforcement.
Areas Covered in the Seminar:
- Organization of Cal/OSHA versus federal OSHA;
- Differences in standards and California unique standards;
- Reduced Permissible Exposure Limits in California compared to Fed/OSHA;
- The California Injury and Illness Prevention Standard – the model for the future federal 12P2 Standard;
- How inspections are targeted;
- Differences in reporting occurrences of deaths or serious injuries;
- Differences in the definition of a serious violation – How Cal/OSHA serious violations are easier to prove, and just got easier with 2010 legislation;
- Differences in penalties between Fed/OSHA and Cal/OSHA;
- Difference between the Cal/OSHA and federal citation appeals process; and
- Felony criminal and other workplace accident liability and admissibility of Cal/OSHA standards in civil cases, which are issues rarely encountered in other jurisdictions.