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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


January 2018

January 4, 2018 Cal/OSHA Issues Citations Following Fatal Bee Attack on Tree Worker


December 2017

December 19, 2017 Department of Industrial Relations Reports 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries
December 19, 2017 Cal/OSHA Issues Advisory on Respiratory Protection for Harmful Exposure to Wildfire Smoke
December 14, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Three Contractors More Than $145,000 for Oakland Structure Collapse
December 6, 2017 Cal/OSHA Issues Advisory for Worker Safety in Wildfire Regions

November 2017

November 20, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Six Employers over $240,000 for Exposing Workers to Valley Fever
November 15, 2017 California’s Nonfatal Worker Injuries, Illnesses Level in 2016

October 2017

October 27, 2017 Cal/OSHA Issues Notice for Worker Safety during Fire Cleanup
October 23, 2017 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers to Protect Them from Heat Illness as Temperatures Rise Across Southern California
October 13, 2017 Cal/OSHA Issues Advisory for Worker Safety in Wildfire Regions
October 9, 2017 Cal/OSHA Encourages Employers and Workers to Protect Against Exposure to Hepatitis A Virus

August 2017

August 25, 2017 California High Heat Advisory: Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers Shade Must Be Made Available for Outdoor Workers
August 4, 2017 New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries
August 1, 2017 Cal/OSHA Approves Reopening of Three “Revolution” Type Rides in California
August 1, 2017 Cal/OSHA Stresses Importance of Monitoring Workers, Recognizing Early Symptoms of Heat Illness as Central Valley Swelters

July 2017

July 31, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Aircraft Parts Manufacturer for Willfully Failing to Notify Workers of Their Exposures to Chromium-6
July 27, 2017 Cal/OSHA Issues Statement on Ohio Amusement Ride Accident: All Fire Ball Rides in California Have Been Voluntarily Shut Down
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