Cal/OSHA Branches & Units
- Amusement Ride and Tramway
- Asbestos and Carcinogen
- Heat and Agriculture Program
- High Hazard
- Labor Enforcement Task Force
- Legal and BOI
- Mining and Tunneling
- Pressure Vessel
- Process Safety Management
- Research and Standards
- Other Units
The Cal/OSHA Program is responsible for enforcing California laws and regulations pertaining to workplace safety and health and for providing assistance to employers and workers about workplace safety and health issues.
The Cal/OSHA Consultation Service provides assistance to employers and workers about workplace safety and health issues through on-site assistance, high hazard consultation and special emphasis programs, and develops educational materials on workplace safety and health topics.
Provides workplace safety and health assistance to employers and workers through on-site assistance and special emphasis programs, and publishes a wide variety of educational materials on workplace safety and health topics.
Consultative assistance is provided to employers through on-site visits, telephone support, publications, eTools and educational outreach. All services provided by Cal/OSHA Consultation are provided free of charge to California employers.
If you are an employer who wishes to obtain assistance from Cal/OSHA Consultation, or want to learn more about what services are available, you can do so by calling the toll-free assistance number, 1(800)963-9424. If you want to arrange an on-site visit or obtain technical information, you can contact the Cal/OSHA Consultation area office nearest your workplace or you can email us at InfoCons@dir.ca.gov.
High Hazard Consultation Program
The high hazard consultation program offers assistance to employers with experience modification rates of 125% or more through its high hazard consultation program. To learn more about the high hazard consultation program, contact the Cal/OSHA Consultation area office nearest your workplace.
Safety & Health Partnership Programs
California has developed several programs that rely on industry, labor, and government to work as partners in encouraging and recognizing workplace safety and health programs that effectively prevent and control injuries and illnesses to workers. These partnership programs include the Voluntary Protection Program, Golden State, SHARP, Golden Gate, and special alliances formed between industry, labor, and OSHA.
The Cal/OSHA enforcement unit has jurisdiction over every employment and place of employment in California which is necessary to adequately enforce and administer all occupational safety and health standards and regulations.
The Cal/OSHA Enforcement Unit conducts inspections of California workplaces based on worker complaints, accident reports and high hazard industries. There are 22 Cal/OSHA Enforcement Unit district offices located throughout the state of California. Specialized enforcement units include:
- Asbestos Contractors’ Registration Unit
- Asbestos Consultant and Site Surveillance Technician Unit
- Asbestos Trainers Approval Unit
- Crane Certifier Accreditation Unit
- High Hazard Compliance Unit
- Mining and Tunneling Unit
To report a workplace accident, or to file a complaint, contact the Cal/OSHA enforcement unit district office closest to the workplace where the accident occurred or the complaint conditions exist.