Comparison: State vs. Federal
California is a “state plan” state; that is, it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. The Cal/OSH Act governs occupational safety and health in both the public and private sector workplaces. The Act has adopted the standards of the federal OSH Act in many respects, and had adopted several of its own rules that are stricter than federal standards. See TABLE 1 in this section for state-specific workplace safety recordkeeping requirements.
California has state-specific recordkeeping requirements for hazardous materials motor carrier. See TABLE 2 in this section for these state-specific recordkeeping requirements.
See the national section RECORDKEEPING for more information on federal recordkeeping requirement.
California Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) administers and enforces workplace safety and health requirements in California.
California Highway Patrol (CHP) administers and enforces the rules for hazardous materials motor carriers.