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How to file a complaint with Cal/OSHA

EMERGENCY NOTICE: Do Not Report an Emergency Using Email! To report an emergency, fatality, or imminent life threatening situation please contact the nearest Cal/OSHA Office to the location.

Right to file a complaint

The California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 gives workers the right to file a complaint about workplace safety and health hazards.


Names of complainants must be kept confidential

The name of any person who submits a complaint to Cal/OSHA must be kept confidential by law if the person so requests.

If you would like to report hazards at your workplace to Cal/OSHA, call the Cal/OSHA Enforcement Unit district office nearest the place where the hazards exist.

You can also mail or fax a completed Web complaint form to the Cal/OSHA Enforcement Unit district office nearest where the hazards exist.

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