Date to be announced soon.
A 3-hour webinar
Cost: $299 per access point
Why Training on Cal/OSHA?
California has a unique and independent OSHA program with aggressive enforcement against employers in the state. Business and government employers need specific training on Cal/OSHA compliance and inspection management to avoid substantial penalties and accident-related liability. Dufour Seminars & Training's webinar is designed to train managers and others involved in employee safety in the essential elements of California's unique OSHA program, and how to prevent accidents and use such diligence as a defense.
You Need to Know About Major Changes in Cal/OSHA Enforcement
Citations and Penalties:
- AB 1127 increased penalties for serious violations to $25,000 (350% higher than Fed/OSHA) and eliminated showing employer knowledge. As a result, Cal/OSHA fines went from less than $1 million to nearly $30 million per year since 2000.
- AB 2774 dumbs down the definition of a serious violation to a virtually any harm standard, and establishes that the OSHA inspector is an expert. The result since 2011 is more serious citations, higher penalties, and less appealability.
- A new pre-issuance procedure requires employers to know what to do within 15 days of a notice of intent to issue a serious citation, or risk self-incrimination.
- Cal/OSHA enforcement policy changes forced by federal OSHA criticism of insufficient serious violations and penalties, and changes in state law have resulted in a dramatic increase in inspections with 6-figure penalties, including a $1 million mega penalty assessed against Chevron for its August 6, 2012 refinery fire.
- AB 1127 empowered Cal/OSHA to issue citations to any employer at the scene of an accident or violation regardless of employment status, or the employer's knowledge or culpability.
- Due to potential workers' compensation and civil liability consequences of multi-employer citations, there is litigation in Courts of Appeal likely to be heard by the State Supreme Court.
You Can't Afford to Ignore Cal/OSHA Requirements
All of these problems with Cal/OSHA can be avoided with the knowledge you will get from this webinar:
- How to determine what Cal/OSHA standards apply to your establishment or job site.
- How to implement the unique Cal/OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Standard in a way that actually achieves an effective and provable safety program.
- How to address multi-employer workplace issues to avoid liability, as well as litigation.
- How to prevent accidents in a way that is both effective and can be used as a defense against citations, workers' compensation, civil and criminal liability.
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