California is a state-plan state, meaning that it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health program that governs safety for both public and private sector workplaces in the state. In many cases, Cal/OSHA has adopted standards that are stricter than their federal counterparts. In addition, the state has some unique standards that do not exist on a federal level, including the injury and illness prevention program rule, heat illness prevention, and safe patient handling.
This resource center includes essential information for California employers to understand how Cal/OSHA differs from federal OSHA and comply with state requirements. It includes state-specific special reports, news, plan templates, and more.