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Cal/OSHA vs. Fed/OSHA: A Comprehensive Guide To the Crucial Differences - Download

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Cal/OSHA vs. Fed/OSHA:
A Comprehensive Guide To the Crucial Differences - Download

Whether you're a California employer looking to expand into another part of the country or an employer from outside California planning to expand your business into the state, California's occupational safety and health program and rules are likely to be an issue for you.

Recently Updated!

  • New section on Safe Patient Handling
  • Information about California adoption of federal OSHA’s new silica standard
  • New section on Battery Changing & Charging
  • New section on Stationary and Mobile Compaction Equipment and Balers
  • New section on Smoking in Places of Employment

California: Not Like Everywhere Else

California is one of 26 states that runs its own OSHA program. In many of these so-called "state-plan states," the state's rules mirror the federal rules almost exactly; the state merely holds the responsibility for enforcing them.

California, though, is one of a handful of state-plan states that has created a program that differs in many important ways from federal OSHA's program, both in its administrative and regulatory structure and in its regulatory coverage.

Ignorance of these differences can put you at risk for costly government citations — even if you have the best intentions in the world.

Extensive Analysis of the Key Differences Between California and Federal Safety Rules

Our exclusive Safety Management & Compliance Report, Cal/OSHA vs. Fed/OSHA: A Comprehensive Guide To the Crucial Differences, extensively reviews the differences between Cal/OSHA and federal OSHA that are most likely to affect employers operating in both jurisdictions.

This guide identifies and discusses — in easy-to-read plain English - the differences in Cal/OSHA's and federal OSHA's regulations, as well as differences in the two agencies' approaches to:

  • Battery changing and charging – NEW
    Section covers rechargeable lead-acid batteries and new technologies such as valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA), lithium ion batteries, and stationary storage battery systems used for standby power, emergency power, or uninterrupted power supplies.
  • Safe Patient Handling – NEW
    Section covers the Hospital Patient and Health Care Worker Injury Protection Act, which requires hospitals to adopt a written and detailed safe patient handling policy as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPPs) and new training requirements for hospital workers affected by the rule.
  • Stationary and mobile compaction equipment and balers – NEW
    Section covers new requirements for the guarding of power-driven compaction equipment and balers, and controls for both stationary and mobile compaction equipment.
  • Heat-related stress – UPDATED
    Section covers new requirements for the provision of water, shade, acclimitization, emergency response, and preventive cool-down periods
  • Regulatory structure and applicability
  • Injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting requirements
  • Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
  • Multiemployer worksites and dual employment
  • Enforcement practices, citations, and appeals


The Only Guide of Its Kind — Anywhere!

Cal/OSHA vs. Fed/OSHA: A Comprehensive Guide To the Crucial Differences was written by an experienced safety consultant, and we believe it is the only comprehensive resource of its kind out there.

You simply won't find more complete, thorough coverage of the differences between Cal/OSHA and Fed/OSHA anywhere else.

It's like having your own personal California safety expert on call 24/7, at a fraction of the cost.

Stay Up-To-Date, Hassle-Free

Best of all, we'll send you a brand-new edition each year so that you always have the most up-to-date information available.

Don't delay. Order today and get up to speed on the safety rules — both California and federal — that truly matter to your business.

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