Report serious injuries and fatalities
All California employers must immediately report to Cal/OSHA any work-related death, serious injury or illness. You’re encouraged to do so by telephone.
You can report incidents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by contacting the nearest Cal/OSHA location.
For additional locations, visit California’s Department of Industrial Relations website.
Any employer who fails to report an employee’s injury, illness or death in a timely manner, in violation of section 342(a) of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations, shall be assessed a minimum penalty of $5,000.
- Have a procedure in place to handle emergencies and OSHA visits.
- Designate a manager to answer OSHA questions and to accompany the inspector.
- Have a copy of your safety programs and training records organized and readily available.
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Know the law
Visit Cal/OSHA’s website for information on required notifications, postings, recordkeeping and more.
Additionally, you may find these Cal/OSHA resources helpful:
Reporting Work-Connected Injuries
Definitions Under California Occupational Safety and Health Act