California is one of 21 states operating an approved occupational safety and health program. This program is operated by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
The Cal/OSHA program protects workers and by enforcement of California's occupational and public safety and health regulations, they provide consultation assistance publications and educational resources, and they issue permits for construction activities and tower cranes, accredit crane certifiers, register asbestos contractors and certify asbestos consultants and site surveillance technicians.
Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
State Consultation Program
Consultative assistance is provided to employers through on-site visits, telephone support, publications and educational outreach. All services provided by Cal/OSHA Consultation are provided free of charge to California employers.
- State Agency Points of Contact
- Federal OSHA Resources for the Construction Industry
CAL/OSHA Pocket Guide for the Construction Industry - This publication was prepared by Cal/OSHA for use by workers, employers, supervisors, job stewards, and safety personnel. It is meant to serve as a quick field reference. It summarizes selected safety standards from the California Code of Regulations, Title 8 (T8 CCR), that pertain to the construction industry.
- Interlinked Information on State Plan Standards and Policies/Directives. An OSHA system for displaying the State Plans' responses to Federal standards and directives issued after May 2006.
- Hospital e-Tool. Interactive, web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics.
- OSHA Assistance for the Residential Construction Industry. This page is maintained as a product of the Alliance between OSHA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
- National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) OSHA Alliance. OSHA and NASF will work together to provide NASF members and others in the metal surface finishing industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect employees' health and safety.
- Inspection Procedures for the Chromium (VI) Standards (Directive number: CPL 02-02-074). The purpose of this Instruction is to provide guidelines and establish uniform inspection and compliance procedures for the occupational exposure standards for hexavalent chromium published in the Federal Register, February 28, 2006, and effective May 30, 2006. Field Operations Manual (January 2009). State status of adoption.