California Printable Free Job Safety Law Posters 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.

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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	. 
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 
omarily  posted so everyone  on the	
  job  can  be aware  of basic rights  and 
 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 ( 
/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. 
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. 
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 
  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 
  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	
(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 
  office nearest you. 
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. 
Employers who use any  substance  that is listed  as a hazardous substance  in 
California Code of  Regulations, title  8, section  339 (,  or 
is covered by  the Hazard Communication  standard ( 
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 
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  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. 
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 ( 
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  	
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	

(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 	
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
557-0100   2 MacArthur Place, Ste. 720, Santa Ana 92707
558-4451   6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 405, Van Nuys 91401
•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 
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 
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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