Cal/OSHA Requirements

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.

Fresno: 559.445.5302
Los Angeles: 213.576.7451
Oakland: 510.622.2916
Sacramento: 916.263.2800
San Diego: 619.767.2280

For additional locations, visit California’s Department of Industrial Relations website.

Avoid penalties

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.

Be prepared

  • 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