California Safety and Health Protection on the Job (CAL/OSHA) Poster Mandatory
The Safety and Health Protection on the Job (CAL/OSHA) is a California job safety law poster provided for businesses by the California Department Of Industrial Relations. This is a required poster for all California employers, and any business that fails to post this notification may be subject to penalties or fines.
This mandatory poster is a highly detailed list of responsibilities that the employer has in order to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. It also lists the rights that employees have while working. Procedures for when and what inspections are also listed as well as violation penalties.
SAFETY AND HEALTH PROTECTION ON THE JOB Stat e of Cal ifor nia Department of Industrial Relations California law provides workplace safety and health protections f or workers through regulations enforced by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). This poster explains some basic requirements and procedures to comply with the state’s workplace safety and health standards and orders. The law requires that this poster be displayed. Failure to do so could result in a substantial penalty. Cal/OSHA standards can be found at www.dir.ca.gov/samples/search/query.htm . W HAT AN EMPLOYE R MUS T DO: All employers must provide work and wor kplaces that are safe and healthful. In other w ords, as an employer, you m ust follow state laws governing job safety and health. F ailure to do so c an result in a t hreat to the life or health of wor kers, and substantial monetary penalties. You must display this poster in a c onspicuous place where not ices to employees are cust omarily posted so everyone on the job can be aware of basic rights and responsibilities. You must have a written and effective In jury and Il lness Pre vention Pro gram (IIPP) m eeting the requirements of California Code of Regulations, title 8 , section 3203 ( www.dir.ca.gov/ title8 /3203.html ) and provide access to employees and their designated representatives. You must be aware of hazards your employees face on the job and keep records showing that each employee has been trained in the hazards unique to each job assignment. You must correct any hazardous condition that you know may result in injury to employees. Failure to do so could result in criminal charges, monetary penalties, and even incarceration. You must notify a local Cal/OSHA district office of any serious injury or illness, or death, occurring on the job. Be sure to do this immediately after calling for emergency help to assist the injured employee. Failure to report a serious injury or illness, or death, within 8 hours can result in a minimum civil penalty of $5,000. WHAT AN EMPLOYER MUST NEVER DO: Never permit an employee to do work that violates Cal/OSHA workplace safety and health regulations. Never permit an employee to be exposed to harmful substances without providing adequate protection. Never allow an untrained employee to perform hazardous work. EMPLOYEES HAVE CERTAIN WORKPLACE SAFETY & HEALTH RIGHTS: As an employee, you (or someone acting for you) have the right to file a confidential complaint and request a n inspection of your workplace if you believe conditions there are unsafe or unhealthful. This is done by contacting the local Cal/OSHA district office (see below). Your name is not revealed by Cal/OSHA, unless you request otherwise. You also have the right to bring unsafe or unhealthful conditions to the attention of the Cal/OSHA investigator inspecting your workplace. You and your designated representative have the right to access the employer's IIPP. Any employee has the right to refuse to perform work that would violate an occupational safety or health standard or order where such violation would create a real and apparent hazard to the employee or other employees. You may not be fired or punished in any way for filing a complaint about unsafe or unhealthful working conditions, or for otherwise exercising your rights to a safe and healthful workplace. If you feel that you have been fired or punished for exercising your rights, you may file a complaint about this type of dis crimination by contacting the nearest office of the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (Labor Commissioner ’s Office) or the San Francisco office of the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (Employees of state or local government agencies may only file these complaints with the California Labor Commissioner’s Offic e.) Consult your local telephone directory for the office nearest you. EMPLOYEES ALSO HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES: To keep the workplace and your coworkers safe, you should tell your employer about any hazard that could result in an injury or illness to an employee. While working, you must always obey state workplace safety and health laws. HELP IS AVAILABLE: SPECIAL RULES APPLY FO R WORK AROUND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES: Employers who use any substance that is listed as a hazardous substance in California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 339 (www.dir.ca.gov/title8/339.html), or is covered by the Hazard Communication standard (www.dir.ca.gov/title8/5194.html) must provide employees information on the hazardous chemicals in their work areas, access to safety data sheets, and training on how to use hazardous chemicals safely. Employers shall make available on a timely and reasonable basis a safety data sheet on each hazardous substance in the workplace upon request of an employee, an employee’s collective bargaining representative, or an employee’s physician. Employees have the right to see and copy their medical records and records of exposure to potentially toxic materials or harmful physical agents. Employers must allow access by employees or their representatives to accurate records of employee exposures to potentially toxic materials or harmful physical agents, and notify employees of any exposures in concentration or levels exceeding the exposure limits allowed by Cal/OSHA standards. Any employee or their representative has the right to observe monitoring or measuring of employee exposure to hazards conducted to comply with Cal/OSHA regulations. WHEN CAL/OSHA COMES TO THE WORKPLACE: A trained Cal/OSHA safety engineer or industrial hygienist may visit the workplace to make sure your company is obeying workplace safety and health laws. Inspections are also conducted when an employee files a valid complaint with Cal/OSHA. Cal/OSHA also goes on-si te to the workplace to investigate a serious injury or illness, or fatality. When an inspection begins, the Cal/OSHA investigator will show official identification. The employer, or someone the employer chooses, will be given an opportunity to accompany the investigator during the inspection. An authorized representative of the employees will be given the same opportunity. Where there is no authorized employee representative, the investigator will talk to a reasonable number of employees about safety and health conditions at the workplace. VIOLATIONS, CITATIONS, AND PENALTIES: If the investigation shows that the employer has violated a safety and health standard or order, Cal/OSHA may issue a citation. Each citation carries a monetary penalty and specifies a date by which the violation must be abated. A notice, which carries no monetary penalty, may be issued in lieu of a citation for certain non-se rious violations. Penalty amounts depend in part on the classification of the violation as regulatory, general, serious, repeat, or willful; and whether the employer failed to abate a previous violation involving the same hazardous condition. Base penalty amounts, penalty adjustment factors, and minimum and maximum penalty amounts are set forth in California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 336 (www.dir.ca.gov/title8/336.html). In addition, a willful violation that causes death or permanent impairment of the body of any employee can result, upon conviction, in a fine of up to $250,000 or imprisonment up to three years, or both, and if the employer is a corporation or limited liability company, the fine may be up to $1.5 million. The law provides that employers may appeal citations within 15 working days of receipt to the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board. An employer who receives a citation, Order to Take Special Action, or Special Order must post it prominently at or near the place of the violation for three working days, or until the unsafe condition is corrected, whichever is longer, to warn employees of danger that may exist there. Any employee may protest the time allowed for correction of the violation to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health or the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board. To learn more about workplace safety rules, y ou may contact Cal/OSHA Consultation Services for free information, required forms, and publications. You can also contact a local district office of Cal/OSHA. If you prefer, you may retain a competent private consultant, or ask your workers’ compensation insurance carrier for guidance in obtaining information. Call the FREE Worker Information Helpline – (8 33) 579-0927 DIVISION OF OCCUP ATIONAL SAF ETY AND HEALTH (CAL /OSHA) HEADQUARTERS: 1515 Clay Street, Ste. 1901, Oakland, CA 94612 – Telephone (510) 286 -7000 District Offices Cal OSHA Consultation Services American Canyon 3419 Broadway St., Ste. H8, American Canyon 94503 (707) 649- 3700 Bakers field (661) 588-6400 Field / Area Offices Foster City (650)573-3812 •Fresno / Central Valley 2550 Mariposa Mall, R m. 2005 (559) 445 -6800 Fremont (510) 794-2521 Fresno 93721 Fresno (559) 445-5302 •La Palma / Los Angeles / 1 Centerpointe Dr., Ste. 150 (714) 562 -5525 Long Beach (424) 450-2630 Orange County Los Angeles (213) 576-7451 •Oakland/ Bay Area (510) 622 -2891 Modesto (209) 545-7310 Monrovia (626) 239-0369 •Sacramento / (916 ) 263 -0704 Oakland (510) 622-2916 Northern CA Redding (530)224-4743 •San Bernardino (909) 383 -4567 Sacramento 7718 Meany Ave., Bakersfield 93308 1065 East Hillsdale Bl., Ste. 110, Foster City 94404 39141 Civic Center Dr., Ste. 310, Fremon t 94538 2550 Mariposa St., Rm. 4000, Fresno 93721 1500 Hughes Way, Suite C-201, Long Beach 90810 320 West Fourth St., Rm. 820, Los Angel es 90013 4206 Technology Dr., Ste. 3, Modesto 95356 800 Royal Oaks Dr., Ste. 105, Monrovi a 91016 1515 Clay St., Ste. 1303, Box 41, Oakland 94612 381 Hemsted Dr., Redding 96002 1750 Howe Ave., Ste. 430, Sacramento 95825 (916)263-2800 San Bernardino 464 West Fourth St., Ste. 332, San Bernardino 92401 (909) 383-4321 San Diego •San Diego / (619) 767-2060 San Francisco Imperial County Santa Ana Van Nuys 7575 Metropolitan Dr., Ste. 207, San Diego 92108 (619) 767-2280 455 Golden Gate Ave., Rm. 9516, San Francisco 9410 2 (415) 557-0100 2 MacArthur Place, Ste. 720, Santa Ana 92707 (714) 558-4451 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 405, Van Nuys 91401 (818) 901-5403 •San Fernando Valley (818) 901- 5754 La Palma 90623 1515 Clay St., Ste 1103 Oakland 94612 1750 Howe Ave., Ste. 490 Sacramento 95825 464 West Fourth St., Ste. 339 San Bernardino 92401 7575 Metropolitan Dr., Ste. 204 San Diego 92108 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 307 Van Nuys 91401 Regional Offices San Francisco 455 Golden Gate Ave., Rm 9516, San Francisco 94102 (415) 557-0300 Consultation Region Office Sacramento 1750 Howe Ave., Ste. 440, Sacramento 95825 (916) 263-2803 •Fresno2 550 Mariposa Mall, Rm. 3014 (559) 445-6800 Santa Ana 2 MacArthur Place, Ste. 720, Santa Ana 92707 (714) 558-4300 Fresno 93721 Monrovia 800 Royal Oaks Dr., Ste. 105, Monrovia 91016 (626)471-9122 Enforcement of Cal/OSHA workplace safety and health standards is carried out by the Division of Occupational Safety and Heal th, under the California Department of Industrial Relations, which has primary responsibility for administering the Cal/OSHA program. Safety and health standards are promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. Anyone desiring to regi ster a complaint alleging inadequacy in the administration of the California Occupational Safety and Health Plan may do so by contacting the San Francisco Regional Office of the Occupational Safety a nd Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor Tel: (415) 625-2547. OSHA monitors the operation of state plans to assure that continued approval ismerited. July 2022
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