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Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB)

The mission of the Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board is to promote, adopt, and maintain reasonable and enforceable standards that will ensure a safe and healthful workplace for California workers.

The Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board, a seven-member body appointed by the Governor, is the standards-setting agency within the Cal/OSHA program. The Standards Board's objective is to adopt reasonable and enforceable standards at least as effective as federal standards. The Standards Board also has the responsibility to grant or deny applications for variances from adopted standards and respond to petitions for new or revised standards. The part-time, independent board holds monthly meetings throughout California.


What's New

  • April 2015 agenda
  • May 2015 notice-Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Sections 5184 and 5185
    Storage Battery Systems and Changing and Charging Storage Batteries
    Notification of proposed modifications (comments due by Apr. 30, 2015)
  • Secion 3411
    Private Fire Brigades-Protective Footwear
    Notification of proposed modifications (comments due by Apr. 20, 2015)
  • Section 3395 - Heat Illness Prevention UPDATED
    Has been approved by Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and will become effective May 1, 2015.