California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA and Facility Operator Training

Understanding California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA): Recognizing Workplace Health and Safety Violations

May-June 2002
2 locations in California

Two classes were provided to Local Enforcement Agencies (LEA) and CalRecycle Inspectors. Instructor Doug Krause, a Certified Industrial Hygienist, was assisted by Steven Smith and Tom Hanley from Cal/OHSA.

Workshop Goals

  • Learn current state and federal laws and regulations regarding workplace health and safety
  • Learn current procedures to communicate with the staff at Cal/OSHA
  • Provide a clearer understanding of occupational health and safety enforcement in California

Workshop Topics

  • OSHA Overview
    • State and Federal Program
  • California Laws
    • Labor Code
    • Title 8, CCR
    • AB 1127 updates
  • Cal/OSHA’s Role to Ensure Worker Protection
    • Jurisdiction
    • Organizational Structure
    • Program
    • Regulatory Tools
  • Solid Waste Violations and Accidents for Workers
  • Tools to Assist LEAs with Reporting Cal/OSHA Violations


  • Sacramento: May 30, 2002
  • Santa Ana: June 13, 2002


34 people attended the training including CalRecycle and LEA staff. Attendees were offered 5.5 CEU credits for this training.

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