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.

The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board office has moved to remote operations due to the current Statewide Stay at Home Order. A MAILING ADDRESS has been established for the Standards Board to better facilitate daily operations:

Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board
1017 L Street, PMB #254
Sacramento, CA 95814-3805

The Standards Board remains committed to continuing to provide essential services to the public, including access to public records. Our Sacramento office remains open BY APPOINTMENT for the inspection of public records held by the Board. Appointments can be scheduled via email at OSHSB@DIR.CA.GOV or by calling (916)274-5721.

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January 2021