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The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, protects workers from health and safety hazards on the job in almost every workplace in California through its research and standards, enforcement, and consultation programs. Cal/OSHA also oversees programs promoting public safety on elevators, amusement rides, and ski lifts. In addition, the division oversees programs promoting the safe use of pressure vessels (e.g., boilers and tanks).

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Cal/OSHA Consultation Services

Cal/OSHA provides free safety and health assistance to employers, with the goal of preventing occupational injuries and ilnesses. A variety of services are available, such as:

  • On-site visits
  • Partnership programs
  • Telephone support
  • Educational Outreach
  • High Hazard Employer Program
  • Educational materials
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Cal/OSHA Regulations

Title 8 Index

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

What's New



January 26, 2016 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries
January 25, 2016 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Employers for Serious Meat-Grinder Accident



December 29, 2015 Father And Son Convicted Of $300,000 Embezzling Of Employee Wages On Public Works Project
December 29, 2015 Governor Brown Appoints Two New Cal/OSHA Deputy Chiefs
December 21, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cites Northridge Hospital for Exposing Employees to Serious Injuries, Including Sharps Violations
December 18, 2015 Cal/OSHA Updates Construction Pocket Safety Guide to Promote Safety and Compliance in the Industry
December 14, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cites California's Great America $70,200 for Roller Coaster Accident
December 9, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cites Poway Energy Technology Company $58,025 for Industrial Flywheel Explosion that Injured Four Workers
December 7, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cites Employer for Electrocution Fatality and Serious Injury
December 3, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cites Kaiser $149,900 for Exposing Employees to Infectious Disease: Collection Box for Used Needles Frequently Overflowed
December 2, 2015 Findings from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII), California, 2014
November 20, 2015 California Work-related Injury and Illness Rate Lowest in 13 Years
November 2, 2015 Cal/OSHA Wins Unprecedented Decision in Case Protecting Workers from Indoor Heat
October 15, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Employers More Than $300,000 for Exposing Workers to Cave-In Hazards after Stop-Work Order Issued
September 25, 2015 Cal/OSHA criminal investigation into deadly fall of construction worker leads to manslaughter charges against owner and foreman
September 17, 2015 Preliminary Data on Workplace Fatalities in California Reflect Downward Trend
September 10, 2015 Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory for California as Temperatures Soar
August 13, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cites ExxonMobil $566,600 for Torrance Refinery Explosion
August 3, 2015 Cal/OSHA Criminal Investigation of Worker's Cave-in Death Results in Prison Term for Construction Company Owner and Project Manager
July 15, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cites Construction Company in Fatal Steel Pipe Accident
July 1, 2015 Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory for Sacramento Valley, Northern California as Temperatures Rise
June 30, 2015 New Cal/OSHA Educational Materials for Workers and Employers Now Available Online
June 23, 2015 Senate Unanimously Confirms Juliann Sum as Chief of Cal/OSHA, Art Carter as Chair of OSH Appeals Board
June 16, 2015 Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory as Temperatures Rise across the State
May 20, 2015 Cal/OSHA Finds Employer at Fault in Window Washer's Fall
May 13, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Companies for Lack of Safeguards Resulting in Accidental Amputation
April 28, 2015 National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Protection
April 28, 2015 DIR Commemorates Workers' Memorial Day, Recommits to Improving Workplace Safety in California
April 7, 2015 Cal/OSHA Amended Heat Safety Regulations in Effect May 1
April 6, 2015 DIR Releases Status Report on Process Safety Management Oversight of California's Petroleum Refineries
March 30, 2015 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers with Outdoor Workers to Prepare for Heat Season Now
March 23, 2015 Cal/OSHA has posted guidance on the new heat illness prevention requirements for outdoor worksites
March 16, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cautions Employers to Avoid Using Non-Conforming Steam Boilers
March 2, 2015 Cal/OSHA Announces Safety Awareness Campaign for Roofers
February 3, 2015 California Labor Agency, DIR and Cal/OSHA Host the OSHA State Plan Meeting in Oakland
January 29, 2015 Cal/OSHA Reminds California Employers to Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries
January 15, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Companies for Electrocution Fatalities Resulting from Lack of Precautions