OSHA Safety Links & Resources

Federal and Cal/OSHA provide hundreds of industry-specific publications on many types of businesses. In the private sector, there are safety and health professionals who can advise you on prevention and compliance issues that can help you avoid work-related accidents and illnesses.

Safety and Health Professionals

For over 25 years, we have established important relationships with the regulated community’s best safety and health professionals. Our connections range from industrial hygiene to crane specialists to process safety management, to name a few. We work closely with our clients and our experts in all aspects of Cal/OSHA and Fed/OSHA appeal matters such as abatement, accident reconstruction, and defense of citations at hearing. We can also recommend the appropriate safety professional for non-appeal related safety audits and program review. Please contact our office if you are in need of a recommendation, and we will be happy to connect you with one of our safety experts.

Publications

Cal/OSHA Reporter
The only source of news and information dedicated to Cal/OSHA. Published weekly, COR includes news, safety aids, listings of calendar events and S & H vendors, and summaries of Appeals Board decisions.

The National Academies Press
Good source of books and publications on occupational safety-related topics.

Government Sites

California Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH)

The arm of Cal/OSHA that enforces, and advises employers about, the regulations. Information on Cal/OSHA’s regulations, policies and procedures manual, forms, interpretive letters, a link to the regulations and FAQ’s.

California OSH Appeals Board

The arm of Cal/OSHA that hears employers’s appeals (but is independent from both DOSH and the Standards Board). Information on the appeal process and selected Decisions After Reconsideration (called “DARs”).

California OSH Standards Board

The arm of Cal/OSHA that writes the regulations. Calendars of public meetings, current proposals, archives, and a link to the regulations.

Establishment Search

Type in any company’s name and search criteria to see its inspection and citation experience. Some companies use this site in deciding which of several bidders are acceptable. We recommend that you check your own company’s history from time to time, because sometimes Fed/OSHA gets things wrong.

Fed/OSHA

The agency that enforces the federal occupational safety and health laws, and oversees the states’s plans. Information on a wide variety of subjects, including interpretive letters and materials, with links to the federal regulations and forms.

Safety Organizations

ASSP (American Society of Safety Professionals)
The American Society of Safety Engineers is the largest professional society in the business of safety and health. Name an industry and we guarantee you it is represented here. The Society’s members come together regularly to share their knowledge and experiences in open forums. Especially valuable to us have been the monthly meetings of the Construction Division of the SF Chapter.

NSMS Golden Gate Chapter
The National Safety Management Society’s approach to education is in its name: This group focuses on the management of safety programs, their development and structure, rather than on fixes for specific problems. In this they complement, rather than compete with, the ASSE. Good safety professionals (who have the time) are members of both. The Golden Gate Chapter is consistently the most active chapter of the national organization. If you are at all interested, we strongly recommend that you attend their luncheon meetings.

NSMS Online

The National Safety Management Society’s approach to education is in its name: This group focuses on the management of safety programs, their development and structure, rather than on fixes for specific problems. In this they complement, rather than compete with, the ASSE. Good safety professionals (who have the time) are members of both. The Golden Gate Chapter is consistently the most active chapter of the national organization. If you are at all interested, we strongly recommend that you attend their luncheon meetings.