California Department of Industrial Relations

Anniversary Celebration

DIR Anniversary Celebration
The Industrial Accident Board opens its offices. Sewing factory workers. President Nixon signs making Federal OSHA the law.  Allows for creation of Cal/OSHA. Mining workers. Agricultural worker drinking water. Agricultural workers. Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill into law for workers' compensation reform (Senate Bill 863).

Historical Timelines

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) was created to improve working conditions for California's wage earners and to advance opportunities for profitable employment in California. With the 100th anniversary of the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC), the 40th anniversary of Cal/OSHA, and the 20th anniversary of the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC), DIR celebrates a century of commitment to workers and employers. Visit the timelines below to learn about the stories, people, and landmarks that have made the past 100 years such an incredible journey.
Department of Workers' Compensation Timeline. Cal/OSHA Timeline. CHSWC Timeline.