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
- 2nd 15-day Notice of proposed modifications - First Aid (comments due by Dec. 16, 2022)
- Dec. 15, 2022 Board Meeting Notice - No Public Hearing Items
- Emergency Regulation - COVID-19 Prevention (Updated 5/6/2022)
Meetings, Notices and Petitions
- Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Votes to Adopt Revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards