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Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)

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The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) improves conditions for California's workers and advances opportunities for employers. DIR has four divisions and six commissions, boards and programs.

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The chart below provides the email address of each DIR division or program. For more contact information, click on the division or program name. Below the chart, you will also find a list of helpline numbers and two numbers for recorded information.

Cal/OSHA protects workers and the public from safety hazards and provides consultative services to employers.

Labor Commissioner's office ensures that every worker receives the wages they earn, enforces minimum labor standards, investigates retaliation complaints and protects employers who comply with the laws.

Electrician Certification Unit:

Public works information /questions

Division of Apprenticeship Standards fosters, promotes and develops the welfare of apprentices and training industry, and provides employers with a skilled and experienced workforce to strengthen California’s economy.

Apprenticeship wage determination

Information on apprentices on public works

Division of Workers' Compensation minimizes the adverse impact of work-related injuries on California workers and employers.

DWC Rulemaking


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Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation examines the health and safety and workers' compensation systems in California and recommends administrative or legislative modifications to improve their operations.

Labor Enforcement Task Force combats the underground economy to create an environment where legitimate businesses can thrive and where workers have a safe and fair workplace.

Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board resolves appeals from employers regarding citations issued by Cal/OSHA for alleged violations of workplace safety and health regulations.

Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board promotes, adopts and maintains reasonable and enforceable standards that ensure a safe and healthful workplace.

Office of Self Insurance Plans provides oversight and regulation of workers' compensation self-insurance.

Audit questions

Workers' Compensation Appeals Board exercises all judicial powers vested by the Labor Code in a reasonable and sound manner and provides guidance and leadership to the workers' compensation community through case opinions and regulations.

Helpline Numbers

Division of Workers’ Compensation Medical Unit (800) 794-6900
File an appeal regarding Cal/OSHA citations (877) 252-1987
Free workplace safety advice for business owners (800) 963-9424
Heat Illness Prevention helpline (877) 992-2567
Information on self insurance for workers' compensation liabilities (916) 464-7000

Recorded Information

Injured worker information (800) 736-7401
Worker rights (866) 924-9757