Cal/OSHA Updates Construction Pocket Safety Guide

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and Cal/OSHA has released a free “Pocket Guide for the Construction Industry.” This publication allows workers, employers and supervisors to quickly reference key safety requirements detailed in clear, concise terms.

“This guide is our most requested Cal/OSHA publication,” said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum. “It is indexed to help employers and employees easily find the latest safety requirements on many topics related to construction, such as airborne contaminants, blasting, fall protection, heavy equipment, and multi-employer worksites.”

Included in the new edition are regulatory updates in subjects that include (but are not limited to):

Structure erection and construction –section 1710

Forklifts –section 3650

Hazard communication – section 5194

Heat illness prevention –section 3395

Lockout/blockout procedures –section 3314

Personal protective equipment –sections 1514, 3380, 3384

Cal/OSHA helps protect workers from health and safety hazards on the job in almost every workplace in California.

For safety guides and rules to assist employers and employees in various other industries within California please visit

This publication and others may also be picked up at a Cal/OSHA office if the publications are available.

Source: CA Department of Industrial Relations  |  2015 © Copyright Payroll Masters

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