CalOSHA Training Requirement CannabisIn 2019 the California State Assembly instituted a regulation requiring any licensed cannabis business in California to provide a Cal/OSHA 30-Hour General Industry safety course to one supervisor and one employee. Assembly Bill 2799: Adult-use cannabis and medicinal cannabis: license application, effective as of January 1st, 2019, states: ”An applicant for any type of state license issued pursuant to this division shall…Provide a statement, upon initial application and application for renewal, that the applicant employs, or will employ within one year of receiving or renewing a license, one supervisor and one employee who have successfully completed a Cal/OSHA 30-hour general industry outreach course offered by a training provider that is authorized by an OSHA Training Institute Education Center to provide the course.” (Click here to read the full bill)

For purposes of AB 2799, the “Cannabis Industry” refers to any activities and professionals that are involved directly or in a supportive role to the legal production, transport, sale and use of medical marijuana or consumption, recreational marijuana and hemp; as well as all products derived from them. OTC 114-Cal/OSHA 30-Hour General Industry covers Cal/OSHA requirements as they apply to general industry and

incorporates cannabis industry specific safety awareness to help in recognizing and reducing the risks of job site hazards. This course emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, and is intended for supervisors or workers who have some safety responsibility. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a 30-Hour Cal/OSHA General Industry Outreach course completion card.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering OTC 114-Cal/OSHA 30-Hour General Industry at the following locations:

January 21-24 | Dublin, CA
February 10-13 | San Luis Obispo, CA
April 14-17 | Sacramento, CA
June 15-18 | Santa Rosa, CA