- File a workplace safety complaint
(Interpretation services available)
- Learn about worker rights
- Obtain a free consultation
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
Cal/OSHA Consultation Service Brochure - Text-only
California Occupational Safety and Health
How Cal/OSHA Consultation Service can help with your Workplace Safety and Health needs
Who Exactly Are We?
Cal/OSHA Consultation Service provides safety and health assistance to employers. We are completely separate from Cal/OSHA Enforcement. Our professional staff helps companies prevent occupational injuries and illnesses.
How to reach us
Visit www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/consultation.html for a complete listing of our services.
Contact the nearest office:
- Fresno 559-454-1295
- Oakland 510-622-2891
- Sacramento 916-263-0704
- San Diego 619-767-2060
- San Bernardino 909-383-4567
- Santa Fe Springs 562-944-9366
- San Fernando Valley 818-901-5754
- State wide: 800-963-9424
Frequently asked Questions
What does an employer requested on-site Consultation Cost?
Nothing. It's free - your tax dollars at work!
Will Cal/OSHA Enforcement know we are working with Consultation?
No. We are completely separate programs. We do not share information with Cal/OSHA Enforcement.
Will you "OSHA proof" me?
No. We can't guarantee that Enforcement wouldn't find any violations. But better safety will make an inspection much less likely and less serious.
Will I be fined if you find hazards?
No. Consultation does not issue citations, fines or penalties.
What's the catch?
You'll have to fix any hazards we identify
The benefits of an On-site Consultation
The more you know about your workplace hazards and how to correct them, the more effective your safety program.
Our consultants help by:
- Identifying and analyzing hazards
- Recommending best-practice solutions
- Helping you with your safety program
- Helping you strengthen your safety culture
- Providing training assistance
Ask about Consultation's Partnership Programs
Golden Gate Partnership Recognition
Dear Employer, Congratulations, your company has been recognized by the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service for its effort in implementing and maintaining an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).
Call your local Consultation Service office and request an on-site visit. The request will be assigned to a consultant who will contact you to schedule a date and time.
Preparing for the Visit
- Company safety programs
- Workers' compensation loss runs
- Cal/OSHA Form 300's
The visit opens with a conference. For union companies, the representative should be present. Any employee participation is welcome. The consultant will explain the process, and management can decide whether to proceed.
Learning From Your Safety Record
The consultant will help identify hazards by analyzing your past injuries and illnesses. The focus will be on preventing future losses.
The consultant will review all written safety programs, and assess how well they are being put into practice. You'll receive materials and guidance in setting-up an effective injury and illness prevention program.
Walk-Around Hazard Identification
The consultant will conduct a walk-around inspection and help you identify and correct unsafe conditions and work practices.
At the end of the on-site visit. The consultant will summarize the findings and timeframes for correcting hazards with a written report to follow.
To: All Employees
From: Safety Director
Subject: On-site Consultation
I will state that as far as savings go, we are very pleased with what we see in the field from our sub-contractors. They are doing their jobs in a much safer and more efficient manner, than before we partnered up with Cal/OSHA Consultation. To put a monetary value on this, I say it's PRICELESS