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CAL/OSHA 10 hr now available
OSHA 10 and 30 Hr Classes
2010 update

Who should take the original Fed-OSHA 10 and 30?

The California State Plan applies to all public and private sector places of employment in the state, with the exception of:

  • Federal employees
  • The United States Postal Service (USPS)
  • Private sector employers on Native American lands
  • Maritime activities on the navigable waterways of the United States
  • Private contractors working on land designated as exclusive Federal jurisdiction
  • Employers that require Federal security clearances. See 29 CFR 1952.172.

Otherwise, the Cal-OSHA 10 and 30 hour classes apply. For areas with joint jurisdiction, we recommend the Cal-OSHA classes, as these are more stringent.

Why the Cal-OSHA or Fed-OSHA 10 Hr class at all?
  • Save costs, Save from injuries. Rigorous attention to safety reduces accidents and the costs: from insurance premiums to costs of managing care, fines, replacement of qualified people.
  • Enhanced morale: A safe workplace is a happier workplace. As owners and managers, you can worry less about injuring your people.
  • Contract Requirements: Many contractors, including the Federal Government, are requiring the OSHA 10 as evidence of a solid safety commitment.
    Each participant receives a card upon successful completion of requirements
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  • California allows criminal penalties for safety violations, aka: “Be a manager, go to jail”.
  • Can help show Good Faith in the event of accident or citation.
  • The OSHA 10 adds breadth and depth to your safety program.
Why should I use Sonoma Safety Services?
  • The OSHA training is highly structured by the Department of Labor and only addresses hazards and management protocols: not behaviors.
  • Behaviors contribute to 95% of injuries. Oops.
  • Sonoma Safety builds behavioral safety into each module through discussion, tabletop exercises, and case studies.
  • Sonoma Safety walks you through legal defenses allowed by Cal-OSHA.
  • We always dedicate time to “safety programs” to allow you to evaluate your own programs and build in improvements as we go.
  • Our team is highly experienced and expert in training.  Sonoma Safety Services will train for long-term outcomes and follow-up with attendees.
  • Our goal is retention and above all PRACTICAL, IMMEDIATE VALUE to your organization.
What is covered?

The Sonoma Safety training conforms to the OSHA’s mandatory guideline (See OSHA.GOV Training) outline, below. As outlined, this is a hazard awareness training program. Some flexibility, however is built in. Two core issues must be addressed as part of any safety training: 1) Individuals drive safety so behaviors must be managed and 2) The death and injury rate of Hispanics is vastly disproportionate.


We use one of the optional hours to discuss Safety Programs in detail, highlighting motivations, behaviors and specifically comprehension issues regarding non-native English speakers. We also build the behavioral issues and controls into each module, while conforming to the hazard awareness goals of the model provided.

General Industry

  • OSHA 10: OSHA Overview, Safety Programs, Walkways and Working Surfaces, Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans and Fire Protection, Electrical, Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Communication, plus 1-3 topics tailored to trainee needs.
  • OSHA 30: Same topics plus Material Handling. Greater depth and more case studies.


  • OSHA 10: Introduction to OSHA, Fall Protection, Electrical, Struck by (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes);Caught in/between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment), Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment, Health Hazards in Construction; 2 hrs based on your exposures must include at least 2 of the following:
    — Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal, Tools — Hand and Power, Scaffolds, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors, Excavations, Stairways and Ladders.
    — Optional 4 hours. We include safety programs, motivation and ensuring comprehension by non-native English speakers plus topics tailored to your needs.

  • OSHA 30 Hr: Same topics. Greater depth and more case studies.
Why is this better than on-line classes?
  • Retention, Retention, Retention. Trainees share stories, ask questions, get answers specific to their situation.
  • Workshop setting to ensure the attendees leave with
    • practical skills
    • tailored for their company.
  • All of our training is highly interactive, engaging, and designed to motivate. Extensive use of case studies, tabletop exercises, role-play.
  • We pay great attention to behavioral strategies—effective incentives and disciplines in addition to standards memorization.
  • Useful handout materials
How long does it take?
  • The OSHA 10 is given in 2, 6 hour days.

  • The OSHA 30 is given in 4, 8.5 hour days.