Where can I get more help?
Cal/OSHA Consultation Service
The Cal/OSHA Consultation Service provides technical assistance to employers on health and safety issues. Consulting services include free on-site visits, assistance in complying with Cal/OSHA standards, educational seminars, and publications.
The Consultation Service is separate from the Cal/OSHA Enforcement Unit, and consultants are not involved with enforcement activities such as inspections, citations, and fines. All communications between the employer and the Consultation Service are confidential and are not shared with enforcement staff. In exchange for this free consultation, however, employers must agree to correct in a timely manner any serious hazards that are identified.
Cal/OSHA publications provide information about Cal/OSHA programs, standards, and general health and safety topics. Various types of guidelines and model IIPP plans also are available.
Resources from your workers’ compensation insurance broker.
Most workers’ compensation insurers offer loss control assistance, including help with developing a safety plan. Contact your insurance broker to find out what resources may be available.
Hiring a Consultant
- Industrial hygienists (American Industrial Hygiene Association). Health and safety professionals who evaluate employee exposures to workplace hazards, including chemicals, noise, and physical hazards, and recommend control measures.
- Indoor Air Quality Specialists (State of California Indoor Air Quality Program)
- Ergonomics specialists (Board of Certification in Professional Ergnomics)
More information online
California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)
Links to information on laws, consultation services, and educational resources to download.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Safety and Health Resource Guide for Small Businesses
You can also click on the “NIOSH topics” button for a comprehensive alphabetical list of NIOSH health and safety information and materials.
North Carolina State University, Safety and Health Management Systems for Small Businesses
Free, online training course for small business owners and managers.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) eTools
eTools are "stand-alone," interactive, web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics.