Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970

Under the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA), the federal government has the power to establish and enforce national standards in all states. The law covers all farm and non-farm workers not already covered by other federal laws, as well as most state and local public employees. The Secretary of Labor establishes and enforces occupational safety and health standards.

The U.S. Labor Department will make inspections with authority to halt violators and invoke penalties if violations continue.

For more information on OSHA, Cal-OSHA, or if you believe your worksite is in violation of these acts, please contact your representative at (650) 635-0111 or 1-800-758-TEAM (8326).

Useful Online Safety Resources

California Department of Industrial Relations

Cal OSHA Title 8 Regulations Table of Contents

State of California Workplace Safety Page

San Francisco How to Prepare for an Emergency

Center for Disease Control