Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB)
The mission of the Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board is to promote, adopt, and maintain reasonable and enforceable standards that will ensure a safe and healthful workplace for California workers.
The Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board, a seven-member body appointed by the Governor, is the standards-setting agency within the Cal/OSHA program. The Standards Board's objective is to adopt reasonable and enforceable standards at least as effective as federal standards. The Standards Board also has the responsibility to grant or deny applications for variances from adopted standards and respond to petitions for new or revised standards. The part-time, independent board holds monthly meetings throughout California.
Standards Board Updates
- Feb. 28, 2024 Board Meeting Agenda
- Feb. 15, 2024 Board Meeting Agenda - Revised
- Mar. 21, 2024 Board Meeting Notice - Fit Testing Procedures Mandatory (HORCHER)
- Non-Emergency Regulation - COVID-19 Prevention
Meetings, Notices and Petitions
- Standards Board Adopts Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Workers from Silicosis
- La Junta de Normas de Seguridad y Salud vota para adoptar la Norma Temporal de Emergencia para proteger a los trabajadores contra la silicosis
- Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Votes to Adopt COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations