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Article 10. Civil and Criminal Enforcement Policy of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health
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Compliance personnel of the Division are responsible for conducting inspections and investigations under the California Occupational Safety and Health Act for the purpose of invoking civil enforcement remedies only. If hazardous or violative conditions are found, the civil enforcement remedies which can be utilized include, but are not limited to, the issuance of citations and civil penalties, special orders, orders to take special action, the initiation of injunction proceedings, issuance of orders prohibiting use, and the revocation or suspension of permits. Division compliance personnel have no authority to initiate criminal proceedings.
NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 6308, 6314 and 6315, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 6314 and 6315, Labor Code.
1. New Article 10 (Sections 344.50-344.53) filed 7-9-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 28).
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