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California Recordkeeping - General: What you need to know

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.

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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.

State Requirements
TABLE 1: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
CITATION/ DESCRIPTION RECORDS RETENTION
Asbestos - Occupational exposure8 CCR 1529(n)(1)8 CCR 5208(m)(2)8 CCR 8358(n)(1) Objective data to demonstrate that products made from or containing asbestos or the activities involving such products are not capable of releasing fibers of asbestos in concentrations at or above the permissible exposure limit and/or excursion limit under the expected conditions of processing, use, or handling if such an exemption is claimed. For the duration of the employer's reliance on such data
Asbestos - Occupational exposure8 CCR 1529(n)(2)8 CCR 5208(m)(1)8 CCR 8358(n)(2) Measurements taken to monitor ...

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