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Asbestos and Carcinogen Unit

Cal/OSHA enforces:

If you wish to file a complaint with Cal/OSHA about hazardous exposure to asbestos fibers or non-asbestiform fibers in your workplace, follow the instructions for filing a complaint with the Cal/OSHA Enforcement district office that serves your job location.

Registration with Cal/OSHA is required for contractors and employers that remove asbestos having an asbestos fiber content of more than 0.1% and 100 square feet or more of surface area of asbestos-containing material.5

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Certification is required for consultants and technicians conducting asbestos sampling or planning and overseeing asbestos removal projects of 100 square feet or more of surface area of asbestos-containing construction materials.5 See also applicable California Title 8 regulations, Section 1529(q) and Section 341.15.

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Cal/OSHA has a program for approving Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) asbestos training courses.5

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Required Notifications by Employers Regarding Carcinogens

Employers are required to notify Cal/OSHA in the following situations:6

Carcinogen Use

The use of a carcinogen must be reported to the Asbestos and Carcinogen Unit.

Carcinogen Release Incidents

Incidents involving the release of a carcinogen must be reported to:

Contact the Asbestos and Carcinogen Unit

Cal/OSHA Asbestos and Carcinogen Unit
2424 Arden Way Suite 495
Sacramento, CA 95825-2417

Phone:(916) 574-2993
ACRU@dir.ca.gov (contractor registrations)
ACTU@dir.ca.gov (consultant & technician certifications, AHERA course approvals, and carcinogen reports)

More information about asbestos ...

18 CCR section 1529

28 CCR section 8358

38 CCR section 5208

48 CCR section 5208.1

5Labor Code sections 6501.5-6510 and 9020-9022

6Labor Code sections 9030-9032 and 8 CCR section 5203