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Worker responsibilities

Cal/OSHA does not cite workers for violations of their responsibilities, but each employee is encouraged to comply with all Cal/OSHA rules, regulations and standards. Cal/OSHA recommends workers do the following:

  • Read the Cal/OSHA poster at your job site
  • Increase your awareness about Cal/OSHA standards designed to protect workers. Call your local Cal/OSHA Enforcement Unit district office for information
  • Follow all lawful employer safety and health rules and regulations, and wear or use prescribed protective equipment while working
  • Report hazardous conditions to your employer
  • Report any job-related injury or illness to your employer, and seek treatment promptly
  • Cooperate with the Cal/OSHA enforcement personnel when they are conducting an inspection if they inquire about safety and health conditions in your workplace
  • Exercise your rights under the California Occupational Safety and Health Act. They are provided for your protection.