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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 Leads the Nation on Worker Safety

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.

Other Resources

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.



November 2020

November 20, 2020 Standards Board Unanimously Adopts Emergency Temporary Standards to Protect Workers from COVID-19

September 2020

September 30, 2020 Cal/OSHA Issues Citations to Grocery Stores for COVID-19 Violations
September 22, 2020 Cal/OSHA Issues Citations to Health Care Facilities and Public Safety Employers for COVID-19 Violations
September 9, 2020 Cal/OSHA Cites Frozen Food Manufacturer, Staffing Firm for Failing to Protect Hundreds of Workers from COVID-19
September 4, 2020 Cal/OSHA Issues Citations to Multiple Employers for COVID-19 Violations
September 3, 2020 Cal/OSHA Reminder: Employers Must Take Steps to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

August 2020

August 20, 2020 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Workers from Unhealthy Air due to Wildfire Smoke
August 13, 2020 Cal/OSHA Reminder: Take Steps to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness during Period of High Heat

July 2020

July 16, 2020 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Follow the State’s Guidance on Protecting Workers from COVID-19

June 2020

June 24, 2020 California Adopts First in the Nation Workplace Safety Standards Protecting Nighttime Agricultural Workers from Hazards
June 23, 2020 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Prevent Heat Illness during Period of High Heat
June 4, 2020 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers to Take Steps to Prevent Heat Illness

May 2020

May 26, 2020 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

April 2020

April 28, 2020 DIR and Cal/OSHA Honor Workers’ Memorial Day

February 2020

February 3, 2020 Cal/OSHA Issues Guidance on Requirements to Protect Health Care Workers from 2019 Novel Coronavirus

January 2020

January 28, 2020 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post 2019 Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses on February 1