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The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) is responsible for overseeing the health and safety of working men and women in California through the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) [dir.ca.gov]. One of Cal/OSHA’s main objectives is to provide the outreach, education, and assistance efforts to employers needed to ensure that workers stay safe while working at construction job sites and other places of work.  

Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Services Branch [dir.ca.gov] offers free safety and health assistance to employers. A variety of services are available, such as:

In addition to this, Cal/OSHA’s services can benefit employers by preventing occupational injuries and illnesses and therefore assisting in lowering or keeping worker’s compensation rates low and providing employers with partnerships through a number of recognition and exemption programs [dir.ca.gov].

We are committed to making sure that employers have the correct tools and knowledge needed to comply with laws and regulations. If you have any other questions or need assistance from Cal/OSHA Consultation, please call the toll-free number 1(800) 963-9424 or email us at InfoCons@dir.ca.gov.  You may also contact a Cal/OSHA Consultation Service Area Office [dir.ca.gov] near you for more information.