HR and Workplace Safety: California
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Leanne Coffman
- 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.
- Localities, including Oakland and San Francisco, have requirements pertaining to the safety of hotel workers. See Local Requirements.