Health and Safety for Workers: Laws and Regulations

Designed for individuals who have interests in, or responsibilities for, administering occupational health and safety programs, learn the relevant laws and regulations pertaining to occupational health and safety. Topics include Cal/OSHA and federal OSHA; criminal considerations, such as supervisors’ and managers’ responsibilities; workers’ compensation jurisdiction, claims and benefits; the claims process and program administration; and legal liability. Through interactive case studies, illustrate common issues and demonstrate ability to solve simple and complex problems. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate working knowledge of workplace safety laws and regulations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand CAL/OSHA and OSHA operations, compliance, standard setting and consultation
  • Become aware of criminal sanctions used in health and safety violations
  • Understand worker’s compensation insurance
  • Awareness of professional liabilities health and safety practitioners are exposed to

Skills You Will Gain

  • OSHA and CAL/OSHA compliance
  • Professional liability
  • Worker’s compensation adjudication
  • Sanitation, fire safety and building codes

This is a required course for the Workplace Health and Safety Manager Certificate.

Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method

Association Credits

State Bar of California (MCLE)
14.00 MCLE hours


One Capitol Mall

1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

One Capitol Mall

One Capitol Mall 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Section Notes

This class is scheduled to be held in-person.

Refund Deadline: March 27, 2024.  Refunds and/or enrollment transfers will not be approved after this date.

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days by the Refund Deadline: March 27, 2024. Refunds and/or enrollment transfers will not be approved after this date. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.


Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.