Cal-OSHA Industry Training for Cannabis Professionals: About

At a Glance

Program Type
Certificate (Non-Credit)
Spring, Summer, Fall
Delivery Method
Field of Interest
Days of Week
Total Units
3.0 CEUs


The California Department of Industrial Relations requires all employers in the cannabis industry to take steps to protect their employees from health and safety hazards associated with their work. This includes all facets of the cannabis industry including cultivation, distribution, lab testing, manufacturing, and retail.

Students who successfully complete this Cal/OSHA 30-hour general industry training will receive an industry-recognized Cal/OSHA 30-hour course completion card and certificate for general industry, related to these aspects of the cannabis industry.

Each 30-hour card is on the State and Fed register for OSHA standards.

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Learning Outcomes

Mandatory 16 Hours

  • Introduction to OSHA and Cal/OSHA (1 hour)
  • Managing Safety and Health (2 hours) -Must cover 8 elements of Cal/OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) and Code of Safe Work Practices
  • Walking and Working Surfaces, including fall protection (1 hour)
  • Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection (2 hours)
  • Electrical (2 hours)
  • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene (1 hour)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (1 hour)
  • Materials Handling (2 hours)
  • Hazard Communication (1 hour)
  • Health Hazards (3 hours) -Must cover noise & heat illness prevention -May cover lead, silica, asbestos, benzene, formaldehyde, or other chemicals

Electives (13 Hours)

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  • Hazardous Material (Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Spray Finishing, Compressed Gases, Dipping and Coating Operations)
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Machine Guarding
  • Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall Protection
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Powered Industrial Vehicles
  • Heat Illness Prevention
  • Cranes & Hoisting Equipment
  • REMAINING ONE HOUR Teach any other general industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory and/ or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is 30 minutes.

Who Should Attend:

  • People new to this industry and need the OSHA card to secure employment
  • Students over age of 18 looking for an entry-level job
  • People in the industry who need OSHA cards to keep their jobs
  • Companies that are looking to hire people and want a course prior to the harvest season