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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, amusements rides, and tramways – through the following activities:

  • Setting and enforcing standards
  • Providing outreach, education, and assistance
  • Issuing permits, licenses, certifications,
    registrations, and approvals

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Cal/OSHA Consultation Services

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

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

Title 8 Index

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

What's New


October 27, 2016 California’s Nonfatal Worker Injuries, Illnesses Remain Stable for 2015
September 14, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Company Operating 1,500-Foot-Long Zip Lines with No Emergency Brakes Following Serious Rider Injuries
August 23, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Metal Processing Company after Preventable Accident Asphyxiates Worker
August 1, 2016 Cal/OSHA Chief Issues Statement on Farmworker Death
July 14, 2016 California Announces Major Regulatory Proposal to Improve Safety at Oil Refineries
June 17, 2016 Cal/OSHA Issues Extreme Heat Advisory
June 1, 2016 Cal/OSHA Issues Statewide High Heat Advisory as Temperatures Soar
May 25, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Agricultural Firm after Explosion Kills Worker, Burns Resident and Home
May 3, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Adult Film Producer for Condom Law Violations, Exposing Employees to Infectious Materials
April 28, 2016 DIR Honors Workers' Memorial Day and Cal/OSHA's Commitment to Workplace Safety
April 21, 2016 Department of Industrial Relations Reports 2014 Fatal Occupational Injuries
April 21, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Tree Service Company for Fatal Safety Breach
April 21, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Taylor Farms, Temporary Employment Agencies for October Chemical Release
April 13, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Santa Barbara Employer $72,735 for Violating Stop-Work Order on Scaffold and Unreported Serious Injuries
April 11, 2016 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Record-Breaking Heat Wave
March 16, 2016 Department of Industrial Relations Issues Statement on RAND Analysis of Proposed Refinery Regulations
March 9, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites and Fines Adult Film Producer James Deen Productions for Violating Condom and Safety Laws
March 4, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites ExxonMobil for Failing to Repair Equipment that Exposed Workers to Dangerous Chemical Leaks
March 2, 2016 Labor Enforcement Task Force Cites Three Companies in San Diego County for Workplace Hazards, Labor Law Violations
February 19, 2016 Cal/OSHA Warns Condom Use Required in Adult Films
January 26, 2016 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries
January 25, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Employers for Serious Meat-Grinder Accident