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
Asbestos and Carcinogen Unit
Asbestos Registrations, Certifications, and Approvals
The Asbestos and Carcinogen Unit is responsible under Labor Code sections 6501.5-6510 and 9020-9022 for the following:
Asbestos contractor registration
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), see the Asbestos contractor registration page.
Asbestos consultant and site surveillance technician certification
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, see the Asbestos consultant and site surveillance technician certification page to view the certified consultant and site surveillance technician database. See also applicable Title 8 regulations (8 CCR section 1529(q) and (8 CCR section 341.15).
Asbestos trainers approval
To obtain information about Cal/OSHA’s program for approving Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) asbestos training courses, see the Asbestos trainers approval page.
Required Notifications by Employers Regarding Carcinogens
Employers are required under Labor Code sections 9030-9032 and 8 CCR section 5203 to notify Cal/OSHA in the following situations:
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 the Cal/OSHA Enforcement district office in Region 1, 2, 3, or 4 that serves your job location and to the Asbestos and Carcinogen Unit.
Cal/OSHA Asbestos and Carcinogen Unit
2424 Arden Way Suite 495
Sacramento, CA 95825-2417
Enforcement of Asbestos Standards
The Cal/OSHA Enforcement Branch also enforces the General Industry Standard relating to Non-Asbestiform Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite (8 CCR section 5208.1).
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.