Cal/OSHA

Cal/OSHA safety engineers at work.

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

Other Resources

Cal/OSHA Consultation Service

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
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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

2017

July 2017

July 24, 2017 Cal/OSHA and Chevron Reach Settlement of Citations Appeal Following the August 2012 Richmond Refinery Fire
Agreement includes provisions to replace piping, institute innovative safeguards

June 2017

June 21, 2017 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers that Fresh Water Must be Provided to Prevent Heat Illness
June 19, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion that Caused Serious Injuries
June 15, 2017 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers to Protect Them from Heat Illness as Temperatures Rise Around California

May 2017

May 19, 2017 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Prepare For Sizzling Temperatures
May 18, 2017 Landmark Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Approved to Reduce Risk of Major Incidents at Oil Refineries in California
May 9, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Employers for Fatal Drainage Shaft Accident

April 2017

April 28, 2017 DIR Honors Workers' Memorial Day
April 27, 2017 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
April 17, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Building Supply Company for Fatal Forklift Accident

March 2017

March 27, 2017 Staffing Firm Found Responsible in Warehouse Carbon Monoxide Exposure Incident that Sent Workers to Hospital
February 10, 2017 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries
February 10, 2017 Refinery Safety Training Requirements (SB 54) Meeting Notice
January 11, 2017 Cal/OSHA Investigates Four Recent Tree Trimming Deaths, Announces Safety Campaign