Cal/OSHA Announces Expanded Presence for Workers and Employers in the Central Valley, Inland Empire and Central Coast
Fresno—Cal/OSHA is announcing it will be increasing its physical presence in Fresno, Santa Barbara and Riverside counties – allowing Cal/OSHA field inspectors to respond more efficiently in the Central Valley, Inland Empire and Central Coast areas, while providing services and resources to workers, employers and community-based organizations in these areas.
The Division is setting up temporary satellite offices and is in the process of establishing permanent office locations in:
- Regional Office in Fresno
- High Hazard Office in Fresno
- District Office in Santa Barbara
- District Office in Riverside
“While Cal/OSHA has been performing outreach and enforcement work in these regions, this planned expansion ensures a more permanent presence in these communities to serve as a resource for workers and employers,” said Department of Industrial Relations Director Katie Hagen. “These new offices will represent an important step in continuing to scale our efforts to meet workers where they are and ensure their health, safety and rights are safeguarded.”
The additional office locations are prompted by operational needs and increased demand for responses to complaints, accidents and proactive high-heat inspections at workplaces in these areas, especially in high-hazard industries. Updates on these new offices will be posted on Cal/OSHA’s Enforcement Office location webpage.
“We are working to secure office space and hiring is already underway,” said Cal/OSHA Chief Jeff Killip. “We invite those who want to make a significant impact on workplace safety in California to join our dynamic team at Cal/OSHA. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that employees know their rights and that employers in our state provide safe work environments. If you want to make a difference, come join our team!”
Cal/OSHA has openings for district managers, senior safety engineers, and associate safety engineers in the new Fresno, Santa Barbara and Riverside offices. Additionally, openings for industrial hygienists, public health professionals, attorneys, health and safety analysts and more will be posted soon. Those with biology, chemistry, toxicology or environmental science degrees are also encouraged to visit the Work at Cal/OSHA webpage and apply.
Cal/OSHA helps protect workers in California from health and safety hazards on the job. Cal/OSHA’s jurisdiction to conduct workplace safety and health inspections extends to almost every workplace in California, with few exceptions for workplaces covered by federal agencies. Employers who have questions or need assistance with workplace health and safety programs can call Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Services Branch at 800-963-9424.
Workers in California are protected regardless of immigration status. Workers who have questions about safety and health in the workplace can call 833-579-0927 to speak with a live bilingual Cal/OSHA representative between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Complaints about workplace safety and health hazards can be filed confidentially with Cal/OSHA district offices.
Media Contact: Communications@dir.ca.gov, (510) 286-1161