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The Safety and Health Protection on the Job (CAL/OSHA) is a labor law posters poster by the California Department Of Industrial Relations. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in California, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

This California poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it. This poster talks about rights that employees have such as complying with all workplace safety and health standards, rights of employees when workplace hazards exist and a right to employees to not be discriminated against or retaliated against should they choose to report unsafe and/or unhealthful conditions.

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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 workplace s t	
 hat are safe and healthful.  In 
other  words,  as an  e	
mployer,  you must fol l	
 ow state  laws governing  job safety  and 
th. Failure  t	
o  do  so can  result  in	
  a  threat to	  the  life or	  health  of workers,  and 
stantial  monetary  penalties. You 
must  display  this poster  in a conspic	
 uous place  where	  notices  to e	 mployees are 
customarily  pos	
ted  so everyone  on the  job can  be aw	
 are 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  32	
 03 ( 
l )  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 injur	
 y to 
  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  injur	
 y or  illness, or  death, 
  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  illnes	
 s, or  death,  within 
  hours  can result in  a minimum  civil	
  penalty  of $5,000. 
permit  an employee  to do  work  that violates  Cal/OSHA  workplace safety and 

  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 a

nd  request an  inspection	
  of  your  workplace  if y	
ou  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 

  workplace.  If	
  you  feel that you	
  have  been  fired or	
  punished  for exercising  your 
rights, you  may	
  file  a complaint about this  type of discrimination  by contacting	
nearest office  of the	
  California  Department  of Industrial Relations, Division  of Labor 
Standards  Enforcement (Labor	

 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 Office.)	

 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 hazar dous substance  in 
California  Code of R	
egulations, 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 us	
 e hazardous  chemicals safely. 
Employers  shall make  available  on a tim	
 ely and  reasonable  basis a	  safety  dat	 a sheet 
on  each  hazardous  substance  in the  workplac	 e upon request  of	  an  employee,  an 
employee’s  collective bargaining representative,  or an  employee’s  physician. 
Employees h	
ave the  right to see  and  copy	
  their  medical  records and rec	 ords of 
exposure  to potentially  toxic materials  or	
  harmful  physical  agents. 
Employers must  allow acc	
 ess by employees  or	  their  r	epresentatives to  accurate 
records  of employee	
  exposures  to potentially  toxic materials  or harmful  physical 
  and  notify	
  employees  of any  exposur	 es in concentration or levels exceeding 
the  exposure  limits allowed 	 by Cal/OSHA  standards. 
ny  employee or  their representative 	 has the right  to observe  monitoring  or 
measuring of  employee exposure  to haz	
ards  c	
onducted  to comply  with Cal/OSHA 


A  t
rained  Cal/OSHA  safety	
  engineer  or industrial	  hygienist  may visit the workplac e to 
make  s	
ure y	our company  is obeying 	 workplace  safety  and health  laws. 
Inspections  are also  conducted  when an employee  files a valid  complaint  with 

  also  goes  on-site to the  workplace  to investigate  a s	
 erious 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 gi	
 ven an opportunity  to 
accompany  the investigator  during the inspection.  A	
n author ized 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  a	
 nd 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 violati	
 on must  b	 e abated.  A notice,  which carries  no 
monetary  penalty, m	
ay  be  issued  in lieu  of a citation  for certain  non-serious violations. 
Penalty  amounts  dep

end  in part  on the  classification of  the violation as  regulatory, 
general,  serious, repeat, or willful;  a	
 nd whether  the employer  failed to abate  a 
previous  violation involving 
 the same  hazardous  condition.	  Base  penalty  amounts, 
penalty  adjustment  factors, and minimum  and m	
aximum  penalty amounts  are set forth 
in  California  Code of Regulations, tit le 8,  section  336 ( 
In  addition,  a willful  violation  that causes  death or permanent  impairment  of the  body 
of  any  e	

mployee  can result,  upon convic	
 tion, 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 t	
 o $1.5  million. 
The  law provides  that employers  may appeal  citations  withi	
 n 15  working  days of 
receipt  to the  Occupational  Safety and Health  Appeals  Board. 
n  employer  who receives  a c	itation,  Order to Take  Special  Action, or Special  Order 
must  post it or  a copy, including  the enclosed multi-language employee  notification,	
prominently  at or  near  the place  of the  violation or unsafe condition 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 	
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, you may  contact  Cal/OSHA  C	

onsultation 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 Consultatio n Services 
	American Canyon 	3419 Broadway St., Ste.  H8, American Canyon 94503 	(707)  649-	3700	
Bakersfield 	(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, Fremont  94538  2550 
Mariposa  St., Rm.  4000,  Fresno  93721  1500 Hughes Way, Suite C-201, 
Long Beach  90810  320 
West  Fourth  St., Rm. 820,  Los Angeles  90013  4206 
Technology  Dr., Ste. 3, Modesto 95356  800 
Royal  Oaks Dr., Ste.  105, Monrovia  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
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.  November 2023

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