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The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, protects and improves the health and safety of working men and women in California and the safety of passengers riding on elevators, amusement rides, and tramways – through the following activities:

  • Setting and enforcing standards
  • Providing outreach, education, and assistance
  • Issuing permits, licenses, certifications,
    registrations, and approvals
California Leads the Nation on Worker Safety

California administers the largest state OSHA plan in the nation and consistently exceeds its inspection goals to protect millions of workers each year. Here is the latest data from the 2019 federal fiscal year on how Cal/OSHA compares:

  • Cal/OSHA conducted the most inspections in the nation (7,571 inspections exceeds the goal of 7,540).
  • Cal/OSHA cited 18,896 hazards and created safer working conditions for at least 8.4 million employees.
  • Enforcement and outreach activities contributed to a 2018 fatality rate lower than the national rate (2.3 versus the national rate of 3.5 per 100,000 full-time workers).

Cal/OSHA is issuing citations to employers for violations related to protecting workers from COVID-19. All of the citations are available on our webpage.

View COVID-19 outbreak data that is collected and reported by the California Department of Public Health as required by AB 685.

Other Resources

Cal/OSHA Consultation Services

Cal/OSHA provides free safety and health assistance to employers, with the goal of preventing occupational injuries and illnesses. A variety of services are available, such as:

  • On-site visits
  • Partnership programs
  • Telephone support
  • Educational Outreach
  • High Hazard Employer Program
  • Educational materials

Learn more about Consultation Services


Cal/OSHA Regulations

Title 8 Index

The Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board maintains an index to all Cal/OSHA regulations.

Cal/OSHA Alliance Program

Logo for the Cal/OSHA Alliance Program.

The Alliance Program offers interested stakeholders the opportunity to enter into an Alliance agreement with Cal/OSHA to promote workplace safety and health.

Learn more about the Alliance Program.

What's
New



2021

July 2021

July 13, 2021 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Prepare to Protect Workers from Unhealthy Air due to Wildfire Smoke
July 7, 2021 Cal/OSHA High Heat Advisory: Employers Reminded to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

June 2021

June 28, 2021 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
June 17, 2021 Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Votes to Adopt Revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards
Revisions Account for Rising Vaccination Rates, Offer Guidance to Help Businesses Reopen while Maintaining Strong Worker Protections
Revised Emergency Temporary Standards Effective Today
June 15, 2021 Cal/OSHA Reminder: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness During Period of Excessive Heat in California
June 9, 2021 California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Receives Update on California Department of Public Health Guidance
June 4, 2021 Standards Board Readopts Revised Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards

May 2021

May 29, 2021 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
May 24, 2021 Cal/OSHA Cited Foster Farms and Staffing Agencies for COVID-19 Violations at its Livingston Facility
May 7, 2021 UPDATE – Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

April 2021

April 28, 2021 DIR and Cal/OSHA Honor Workers’ Memorial Day
April 22, 2021 Cal/OSHA Cites Sierra Pacific Industries $108,300 after Fatal Pressure Vessel Incident

March 2021

March 2, 2021 Cal/OSHA Issues Citations to Multiple Employers for COVID-19 Violations

February 2021

February 4, 2021 Cal/OSHA Issues Citations to Multiple Employers for COVID-19 Violations

January 2021

January 26, 2021 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post 2020 Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses on February 1