Governing Law and Regulations
California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board
California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Pesticide Regulation Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. California's hazard communication (HazCom) regulation is intended to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified and that information concerning the classified hazards is transmitted to employers and employees in their workplaces. It is part of the federally approved California Occupational Safety and Health Act (Cal/OSH Act). The California regulation applies to all employers, in both the private and public sectors, that have hazardous substances in their workplaces. It also applies to laboratories that provide quality control analyses for manufacturing or that produce hazardous chemicals for commercial purposes.
The requirements are intended to be consistent with the provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), Revision 3. Information concerning hazardous chemicals in the workplace is to be ...