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HR and Workplace Safety: California

HR and Workplace Safety (OSHA Compliance) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Leanne Coffman

Summary

  • California is a State Plan state. See Cal/OSHA.
  • The California Occupational Safety and Health Program, generally referred to as Cal/OSHA, has several independent divisions aimed at promoting and ensuring a safe working environment. See Divisions under Cal/OSHA.
  • Cal/OSHA has numerous compliance programs and requirements. See Compliance Requirements.
  • California has its own recordkeeping requirements for work-related injuries and illnesses. See Recordkeeping Requirements.
  • California requires all employers to report an employee fatality or serious injury or illness. See Reporting Requirements.
  • Cal/OSHA has its own posting requirements. See Cal/OSHA Postings.
  • California drivers are generally prohibited from holding and operating a handheld electronic wireless communications device. See Driving Policies.
  • Sacramento has requirements pertaining to the safety of hotel workers. See Local Requirements.