Employee Safety and Health Protection

California law provides job safety and health protection for workers under the Cal/OSHA program, sponsored by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). All employers and employees must comply with the rules and regulations enforced by DOSH/DIR to ensure work and workplaces are safe and healthful. Special rules apply in work that involves hazardous substances.

Information about the Cal/OSHA program can be found at website:http://www.dir.ca.gov/occupational_safety.html

Consultative assistance is provided to employers through on-site visits, telephone support, publications, eTools and educational outreach. They provide assistance for the General Industry, Construction Industry, Agriculture Industry and Partnership Programs. If you would like to learn more about these services visit: http://www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH/consultation.html

Companies should contact one of the DOSH district offices for details of the
Cal/OSHA rules and regulations that apply to the specific business: 

Division of Occupational Safety and Health
Cal/OSHA
(800) 963-9424
e-mail:info@dir.ca.gov
Headquarters
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1901
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: (510) 286-7037
Fax: (510) 286-7038

Cal/OSHA Enforcement District Offices

  • Concord (925) 602-6517
  • Fresno (559) 445-5302
  • Monrovia (626) 256-7913
  • Sacramento (916) 263-2800
  • San Francisco (415) 972-8670
  • Torrance (310) 516-3734
  • Foster City
  • (650) 573-3812
  • Los Angeles (213) 576-7451
  • Oakland (510) 622-2916
  • San Bernardino (909) 383-4321
  • Santa Ana (714) 558-4451
  • Van Nuys (818) 901-5403
  • Fremont 510-794-2521
  • Modesto
  • (209) 576-6260
  • Redding (field office) (530) 224-4743
  • San Diego (619) 767-2280
  • Santa Rosa (707) 576-2388
  • Ventura (field office) (805) 654-4581
  • West Covina (626) 472-0046

Consultation Service / Offices

Toll-free telephone within California: (800) 963-9424
e-mail:infocons@dir.ca.gov

  • Northern California (916) 263-0704
  • Los Angeles (562) 944-9366
  • San Francisco Bay Area (510) 622-2891
  • San Fernando Valley (818) 901-5754
  • Central Valley (559) 454-1295
  • San Bernardino, Orange (909) 383-4567
  • San Diego (619) 767-2060

Or, find the consultation office nearest you at website: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/consultation_offices.html

Other Division of Occupational Safety and Health Offices

Process Safety Management Unit

Torrance Office
Phone (310) 217-6902
FAX (310) 217-6969

Concord Office
Phone (925) 602-2665
FAX (925) 602-2668

Mining and Tunneling Unit

Sacramento Office
Phone (916) 574-2540
FAX (916) 574-2542

Van Nuys Office
Phone (818) 901-5420
FAX (818) 901-557

High Hazard Compliance Unit

Santa Ana Office
Phone (714) 567-7100
FAX (714) 567-6074

Oakland Office
Phone (510) 622-3009
FAX (510) 622-3025

Additional information and guidelines on employee safety and health protection and other labor management issues can be found in the following source:

California Labor Law Digest Kit
California Chamber of Commerce
1215 K Street, Suite 1400
Sacramento, CA 95814
Toll-free telephone within the United States: (800) 331-8877
Tel: (916) 444-6670; Fax: (916) 444-6685
Labor Law Helpline: (916) 444-6670
Website:http://www.calchamber.com/AboutUs/Pages/Default.aspx