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2022 Cal/OSHA Summit

October 5-7, 2022 | San Diego, CA

CONFERENCE SNAPSHOT: Learn from California's top safety attorneys and risk management consultants as well as your peers on how to avoid costly Cal/OSHA fines and penalties on important issues surrounding your organization.

Over the last 2 years, the California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) has been busy enforcing COVID-19 safety protocols and holding employers accountable for not following these rules, but that hasn't been its only focus. Between COVID-19 masking, testing, and vaccine standards, Cal/OSHA has also:

  • Created a new Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) Standard in response to COVID-19,
  • Changed the definition of what a serious injury and/or illness is and how these incidents can be reported to Cal/OSHA,
  • Created two new classes of safety and health violations: enterprisewide and egregious,
  • Adopted an emergency regulation to protect workers from wildfire smoke,
  • Implemented heat illness prevention requirements,
  • And more!

Keeping workers safe and incident-free should always be top of mind, but with all the changing safety guidelines coming down from Cal/OSHA, it's hard to keep up.

But fear not: Cal/OSHA Summit 2022—the leading state-specific event for California employers and safety professionals—will provide guidance for complying with the latest developments on new safety regulations, help you better understand your injury and illness recordkeeping requirements, and recognize strategies for overcoming all the specific nuances of Cal/OSHA regulations. 

You'll learn:

  • What's coming down the pike from Cal/OSHA as we head into 2023,
  • How to comply with the ever-changing regulations surrounding COVID-19,
  • How to avoid ending up on Cal/OSHA's top 10 list,
  • What to include in your heat illness prevention plan,
  • How to train workers to maintain a better safety culture,
  • Why you need alliances in order for your safety culture to work,
  • How to assess worker behavior to prevent an incident of workplace violence,
  • And more!

Pre-Conference Agenda

Pre-Conference Workshops—Wednesday, October 5, 2022

*Additional registration required.

Choose an AM or a PM workshop, or attend both and save $99!

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast

AM Pre-Conference | Cal/OSHA 101: Understanding and Complying with the Nation’s Strictest Workplace Safety Laws

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
When considering the effectiveness of workplace safety regulations, some debate whether strong standards alone are sufficient to protect workers, or whether strong standards are of little value without equally strong enforcement. These questions often come up when comparing the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Cal/OSHA, and, at least in the area of standard-setting, Cal/OSHA is significantly stricter than its federal counterpart.

When comparing federal OSHA and Cal/OSHA, it is important to emphasize that states generally have fewer obstacles to overcome in issuing regulations of any type than a federal agency, which must account for greater state-by-state diversity, demands from many more stakeholders, and pressure from more political leaders.

With that being said, Cal/OSHA has been aggressive in issuing standards that either are more stringent than federal OSHA’s baseline standards or have no federal counterpart at all. As a safety professional, you must stay on top of the changing landscape surrounding Cal/OSHA, and that means knowing the ins and outs of the law and how to comply with the nation’s strictest workplace safety law.

This informative session, along with an interactive Jeopardy-style component, will cover the key differences between Cal/OSHA and federal OSHA and provide a broad overview of the basic steps to building a Cal/OSHA-compliant safety program.

We’ll also cover:

  • The unique Cal/OSHA enforcement priorities and processes;
  • How to handle frequent agency inspections;
  • The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) and other written plan requirements;
  • Compliance with new standards, such as indoor heat hazards and heat stress;
  • Training techniques to remain in compliance; and
  • Tips and tricks for multistate compliance for California employers that operate in other states.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own

PM Pre-Conference | IIPP: A Deep Dive into Creating an Injury and Illness Prevention Program to Keep Your Workforce Safe and Incident Free

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
California law requires all employers to develop and implement written and effective IIPPs. This is a mandatory requirement, but year after year, it continues to be Cal/OSHA’s most violated standard. What makes this compliance requirement so challenging to meet?

This session will teach you how to create and develop a program that is effective in educating and empowering all employees in reducing or eliminating accidents and incidents through the use of risk assessment, employee engagement and communication, and active leadership support and involvement.

Our presenter will also explain the development and implementation of an IIPP and how to avoid compliance missteps in the Golden State.

You’ll also learn how to:

  • Apply proven strategies for drafting and implementing an effective IIPP,
  • Understand how an IIPP works,
  • Recognize the costs associated with workplace injuries and illnesses and why having an IIPP is so important,
  • Identify what belongs in an IIPP,
  • Maintain complete, accurate, and compliant injury and illness records, and
  • Gain insight into potential rulemaking at Cal/OSHA that could significantly increase the electronic recordkeeping burden for employers in the state.


Thursday, October 6, 2022—Main Conference Day 1

8:00 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.
Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast

8:55 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Kick-Off Session: Non-COVID-Related Regulatory Updates and Changes to Keep Your Organization in Compliance

COVID, COVID, COVID! COVID-19 has been like the Marsha Brady for safety professionals; it's all anyone can talk about or focus on. But what about all the other new regulatory items environment, health, and safety (EHS) pros need to understand and comply with? Can we focus on anything other than COVID-19 for once?

In this kick-off session, our expert presenter will join us to discuss the Cal/OSHA regulatory agenda and how new and upcoming changes will affect the way you monitor and implement your safety initiatives.

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Expo Hall

10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
ESG: How to Be a Socially Responsible Partner/Leader

Sponsored by Alcumus

Today's modern workers are demanding more from their employers in terms of what the company can do for them within a broader social context. To deal with this shift in values, employers are turning to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards, and socially conscious investors are using ESG metrics to screen potential investments in these areas.

For instance, the environmental criteria consider how a company performs as a steward of nature. Social criteria examine how it manages people practices, both internal and external. Governance deals with a company’s leadership, executive pay, audits, internal controls, and shareholder rights. If you want to attract and retain today's modern worker, then you'll definitely want to become a socially responsible leader and implement ESG today—and this session will show you how!

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cal/OSHA and COVID-19 ETS: Keeping Up with the Ever-Changing Pandemic

We can only avoid the COVID topic for so long! As a California safety professional, you know Cal/OSHA has set the bar for all COVID-19 regulations. Despite the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate not working out, Cal/OSHA's mandate is still alive and well. In this session, we'll uncover new and upcoming COVID-19 emergency temporary standards or regulations and discuss best practices for complying with these changes.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch (Provided)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
More than Masks: Uncovering Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment Required Under Title 8

Keeping workers safe is your duty as an employer, and under Cal/OSHA's Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, there is a whole section dedicated to safe practices and personal protection. Personal protective equipment (PPE) has become a household term due to COVID-19, but keeping your workers safe on the job requires more than just a face mask. Are you providing workers with the correct PPE to perform the task at hand? Who is responsible for paying for PPE? And how can you encourage workers to consciously use this gear safely and accurately? Get answers to these questions and more when you attend this session.

2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Expo Hall

2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
How to Assess Workplace Behavior to Prevent Violent Incidents from Occurring

Safety leaders are always looking for ways they can mitigate risk, take preventive action against potential hazards and incidents, and improve their company’s overall safety culture, and that includes preventing violent incidents from occurring in your workplace. But where do you begin?

One way to reduce workplace violence is through implementing a behavioral threat assessment and management process, and this session will show you how!

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
How Much Are They Fining Us? Understanding OSHA and Cal/OSHA Top 10 Penalties and Fees and Correcting Actions to Avoid Safety Violations

To better protect employees on the jobsite—and help employers understand the costly fines associated with on-site injuries or occupational-related deaths—OSHA strictly enforces citations for safety violations that could lead to severe injury or death. And each year, the agency releases a list of the most cited violations and penalties employers received.

In this informative session, you'll learn about the OSHA top 10 list, the penalties associated with violating the standards mentioned in the list, and ways to correct safety behaviors in order to avoid becoming another statistic.

Friday, October 7, 2022—Main Conference Day 2

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Networking Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Innovative Ways to Administer and Train Workers on Safety Culture for Long-Term Success

Safety at work is about more than just avoiding lawsuits. The idea of fostering a “safety culture” at work has shifted to the forefront of the safety industry, and it is now a priority for many EHS professionals. An ideal safety culture not only means eliminating or mitigating hazards and at-risk behavior but also ensuring the methods used to bring about that change leaves people feeling better about themselves, their coworkers, their situation, and the organization.

This requires developing intervention strategies that include elements of choice and personal control, employee involvement and ownership, and focusing on allowing employees to work to achieve valuable outcomes for safety instead of creating situations in which those involved are primarily motivated by avoiding negative consequences. In this session, you'll uncover innovative strategies to help you administer and train your workforce in order to better improve your organization's safety culture.

10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Building Better Safety Allies: Joining the Cal/OSHA Alliance Program to Promote Workplace Safety and Health

More info to come!

11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Expo Hall (Raffle Prizes Announced)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
What to Include in Your Heat Illness Prevention Plan

Over summer 2021, federal OSHA began initiating several efforts to protect workers from heat-related illnesses and deaths when working in hazardously hot indoor and outdoor environments. Following in Cal/OSHA's footsteps, the federal agency is taking measures to implement a similar heat illness prevention standard across the entire United States.   

As a safety professional, you know that the California heat illness prevention requirements apply to all outdoor workers, including those in agriculture, construction, landscaping, maintenance, and transportation who spend a significant amount of time working outdoors, as well as delivery drivers in vehicles without air conditioning. But do you have a heat illness prevention plan in place? And if not, where do you even begin? This session will help you uncover the ins and outs of complying with this very important Cal/OSHA regulation and provide you with actionable guidance you can use when creating your own prevention plan.

12:30 p.m.
Conference Adjourns

Agenda and speakers subject to change. —


Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

901 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108

Simplify Compliance/BLR has no affiliation with any third-party companies or travel assistance providers. Rooms should be booked directly with the event hotel using the official information provided on the website and in the brochure.

Pricing Details

Main Conference:

  • Retail price: $799
  • Early Bird price: $699 – Expires June 30, 2022
  • Advanced Early Bird price: $599 – Expires May 26, 2022

Preconference Workshops:

  • Individual AM/PM Precon retail price: $299
  • Morning & Afternoon Precons purchased together, retail price: $499
  • (No early bird discount offered)

Group discounts are available. Register together & save!
Take 15% off groups of 3 or more, or 20% off groups of 5 or more registrants. Contact our sales team at 800-727-5257 to take advantage of this great offer.

2022 Cal/OSHA Summit


Per current CDC guidelines, if the county where our event is located is deemed to be within the high level of COVID-19, it will be recommended that all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks when indoors except while actively eating or drinking. 

  • If the region where our event is located is deemed by the CDC to be within the substantial or high-risk category, we will recommend all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks when indoors except while actively eating or drinking.
  • Food service will follow the safety guidelines implemented by the hotel.

To view all the safety measures that Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Hotel has implemented, please see the information listed on their website: Hilton CleanStay.

Simplify Compliance will continue to monitor the COVID-19 environment and the recommended guidelines and will communicate adjustments to the onsite policies and procedures as we approach the live event date.

Simplify Compliance and EHS Daily Advisor will continue to monitor the COVID-19 environment and the recommended guidelines, and will communicate adjustments to the onsite policies and procedures as we approach the live event date.