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CAL OSHA and Your Safety

The Bottom Line on CAL OSHA and Your Safety

California OSHA provides workers with the right to work in a safe environment.  To help assure a safe and healthful workplace, OSHA also provides you with worker safety rights.

Here are some of the worker safety rights OSHA laws provide you:

Right Not To Work In Hazardous Conditions

You have the  right to refuse to perform work that would violate an OSHA standard or order where such violation would create a real and apparent hazard to you or your co-workers.

 

Ask OSHA to Inspect Your Workplace

If you see or encounter an unsafe condition at work, you can call CAL OSHA and report the danger or hazard.  Simply call CAL OSHA and they will come to  your workplace. Sometimes in hours.  You can even do this anonymously. If you are concerned about confidentiality, you may prefer to file your complaint from your home computer or a computer in your local library. Or you can ask that your name not be revealed to your employer and they won’t reveal your name.

 

Use Your Rights Under OSHA Laws Without Retaliation and Discrimination

California OSHA  laws protects you. If you report an unsafe condition to OSHA or discuss unsafe conditions with OSHA or when the OSHA inspectors come to your workplace - - the law protects you from discrimination or retaliation by your employer. 

 

Receive Information and Training

You are entitled to  receive information and training about hazards, methods to prevent harm, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace. The training must be in a language you can understand.

 

Get Test Results

If testing by OSHA is needed in order to determine whether you are being exposed to hazardous chemicals and/or hazardous substances in the workplace, you can get copies of test results done to find hazards in your workplace.

 

Get Records

You are entitled to review records of work-related injuries and illnesses in your workplace. You have the right to see and copy your medical records and records of your exposure to potentially toxic materials or harmful physical agents. Your employer must must allow you access to accurate records of your exposures to potentially toxic materials or harmful physical agents, and notify you of any exposures in concentration or levels exceeding the exposure limits allowed by Cal OSHA standards.

 

Where to Report Workplace Safety Violations in California

There are CAL OSHA regional offices around California - from Redding to San Diego.

 


Call one of our California based offices today:

Oakland Office

1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 858-2822

San Francisco Office

425 California St. 18th Floor
San Francisco, California, 94104
866-705-4617

Los Angeles Office

3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, California 90010
866-705-4617

San Diego Office

7428 Trade St.
San Diego, California 92121
619-234-2833

 

William Turley
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