The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, protects and improves the health and safety of working men and women in California and the safety of passengers riding on elevators, amusement rides, and tramways – through the following activities:
- Setting and enforcing standards
- Providing outreach, education, and assistance
- Issuing permits, licenses, certifications,
registrations, and approvals
California Leads the Nation on Worker Safety
California administers the largest state OSHA plan in the nation and consistently exceeds its inspection goals to protect millions of workers each year. Here is the latest data from the 2019 federal fiscal year on how Cal/OSHA compares:
- Cal/OSHA conducted the most inspections in the nation (7,571 inspections exceeds the goal of 7,540).
- Cal/OSHA cited 18,896 hazards and created safer working conditions for at least 8.4 million employees.
- Enforcement and outreach activities contributed to a 2018 fatality rate lower than the national rate (2.3 versus the national rate of 3.5 per 100,000 full-time workers)