What is a “qualified” person under Cal-OSHA?

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A qualified person is a person designated by the employer; and by reason of training, experience, or instruction has demonstrated the ability to perform safely all assigned duties; and when required is properly licensed in accordance with federal, state, or local laws and regulations.

Examples:
· Mobile Crane & Tower Crane Operators 5006.1(a)
· Scaffold Erection & Dismantling Supervisors 1637(k)(1)
· Demolition1736
· Personal Fall Arrest System supervisors 1670(b)

Remember reading the article on “bleacher inspections?”  As you can see by the above, this is why we would recommend using a professional engineer or structural engineer.  Basically, some employers just aren’t that smart and will assign anyone as a qualified person.  Don’t make that mistake.

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