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Cal/OSHA safety engineers at work.

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

California administers the largest state OSHA plan in the nation and consistently exceeds its inspection goals to protect millions of workers each year. Here is the latest data from the 2019 federal fiscal year on how Cal/OSHA compares:

  • Cal/OSHA conducted the most inspections in the nation (7,571 inspections exceeds the goal of 7,540).
  • Cal/OSHA cited 18,896 hazards and created safer working conditions for at least 8.4 million employees.
  • Enforcement and outreach activities contributed to a 2018 fatality rate lower than the national rate (2.3 versus the national rate of 3.5 per 100,000 full-time workers).

Cal/OSHA is issuing citations to employers for violations related to protecting workers from COVID-19. All of the citations are available on our webpage.

View COVID-19 outbreak data that is collected and reported by the California Department of Public Health as required by AB 685.

Cal/OSHA Consultation Services

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

Learn more about Consultation Services


Cal/OSHA Regulations

Title 8 Index

The Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board maintains an index to all Cal/OSHA regulations.

Cal/OSHA Alliance Program

Logo for the Cal/OSHA Alliance Program.

The Alliance Program offers interested stakeholders the opportunity to enter into an Alliance agreement with Cal/OSHA to promote workplace safety and health.

Learn more about the Alliance Program.

What's
New



2022

July 2022

July 8, 2022 Cal/OSHA Reminder: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness During Period of Excessive Heat in California
July 6, 2022 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Workers from Unhealthy Air due to Wildfire Smoke

June 2022

June 8, 2022 Cal/OSHA Reminder: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness During Period of Excessive Heat in California

May 2022

May 23, 2022 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
May 19, 2022 Cal/OSHA Cites Four Employers $1.75 Million for Safety Violations in Death of Worker at Valero Refinery
May 7, 2022 Cal/OSHA Releases Fact Sheets and FAQs on Updated COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

April 2022

April 28, 2022 DIR and Cal/OSHA Honor Workers’ Memorial Day
April 26, 2022 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness, Wildfire Smoke
April 6, 2022 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

March 2022

March 7, 2022 California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and 61 Community-Based Organizations Across California to Launch Worker Week of Action

February 2022

February 7, 2022 Cal/OSHA Announces Advisory Committee for Domestic Workers

January 2022

January 26, 2022 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Post 2021 Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses on February 1
January 14, 2022 Cal/OSHA Posts Fact Sheets and Updated COVID-19 FAQs
January 6, 2022 Cal/OSHA Updates COVID-19 FAQs to Align with CDPH Guidance on Isolation and Quarantines