Cal/OSHA Branches & Units
- Amusement Ride and Tramway
- Asbestos and Carcinogen
- Heat and Agriculture Program
- High Hazard
- Labor Enforcement Task Force
- Mining and Tunneling
- Pressure Vessel
- Process Safety Management
- Research and Standards
Construction Activity PermitsThe issuance of construction activity permits and the inspection of permitted activities provides the division with an opportunity: 1) To determine that contractors licensed by the Contractors' State Licensing Board are aware, before they begin a construction activity, that they must comply with all applicable Title 8 Safety Orders, including any special requirements which the division determines to be necessary and 2) to identify the location of construction activities which are most likely to pose a risk of employee injury. See P&P C-41 (construction activity permits and inspection of permitted activities). Annual construction activity permits can be renewed by mail. To find out more information about annual permits by mail, email us at DOSHInfo@dir.ca.gov.
Tower crane erection and operating permitsIt is the policy of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to ensure that the erection, climbing, dismantling and operation of all tower cranes proceed safely by: 1) issuing permits for the erection or operation of tower cranes; 2) ensuring that crane employers are aware of all applicable Title 8 Safety Orders and the crane manufacturer's recommended practices prior to the erection and operation of a tower crane; 3) requiring that crane employer notify the Division when a fixed tower crane will begin operation, be climbed or be dismantled and when a mobile tower crane will be operated at different sites and 5) conducting periodic inspections of workplaces which contain tower cranes. See P&P C-41A (tower crane erection and operating permits).
Underground diesel permitsIt is the policy of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to ensure through its permit procedures that specified hazardous activities proceed safely. The issuance of a permit by the Mining and Tunneling Unit for the use of diesel-powered engines or equipment underground provides the division with an opportunity to determine that employers are aware before they commence work involving the use of diesel engines underground that they must comply with all applicable Title 8 Safety Orders, including any special requirements which the Mining and Tunneling Unit deems necessary, and to identify the location of hazardous activities which are most likely to pose a risk of employee injury or illness. See P&P C-41B (underground diesel engine permits).
Bungee jumping permitsIt is the policy of the Elevator, Ride and Tramway Unit of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to issue an Amusement Ride operating permit (and to perform an inspection in conjunction with Permit issuance) prior to commencing operations to any individual who operates a bungee jumping operation, to conduct spot inspections of bungee jumping operations when appropriate, and to order cessation of a bungee jumping operation when it has been determined to be hazardous or unsafe. See P&P C- 41C (bungee jumping permits).
Lead work pre-job notificationEmployers who conduct lead-related construction activities listed in 8 CCR section 1532_1 subsection (d)(2), are required to provide written notification to the division at least 24 hours before starting work as specified in subsection (p). In addition, employers can satisfy the notification requirement by completing the Lead Work Pre-Job notification form (MS Excel format)PDF format (55.6KB) on line and then emailing it to DOSHLeadNotice@dir.ca.gov or faxing the completed form to the DOSH Enforcement District Office closest to the worksite.