Creating a Workplace Safety Plan

Title 8 of the California Administrative Code contains the regulations that California employers must follow. The specific regulations you must follow depend on your business or industry. The Occupational Safety and Health Standards board wrote the Title 8 regulations. Cal/OSHA enforces the Title 8 regulations.​

  • Minimum Workplace Safety Requirements

    Minimum Workplace Safety RequirementsAll employers must establish an overall plan — an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) — to keep the workforce free from work-related injuries and illnesses.  More »

  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

    Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)Every company in California must create an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), which contains a general plan to keep the workforce free from work-related injuries and illnesses. All employers must produce a written IIPP.  More »

  • Emergency Action Plan

    Emergency Action PlanEvery employer must maintain an Emergency Action Plan. The Emergency Action Plan standard requires you to maintain a plan for handling emergencies.  More »

  • Fire Prevention Plan

    Fire Prevention PlanThe Fire Prevention Plan standard requires you to be aware of the fire hazards that your employees face and to maintain a plan for handling fires.   More »

  • Work Surfaces, Control Devices and Emergency Equipment

    Work Surfaces, Control Devices and Emergency EquipmentThe Work Surfaces, Control Devices and Emergency Equipment standards cover employee-occupied areas and set minimum safety limits for lighting, flooring, housekeeping, entrances and exits.  More »

  • Hazard Communication Program (HAZCOM)

    Hazard Communication Program (HAZCOM)The Hazard Communication Program (HAZCOM) standard requires all employers to communicate workplace hazards to employees, particularly when employees handle or may be exposed to hazardous substances during normal work or foreseeable emergencies.  More »

  • Repetitive Motion Injuries (Ergonomics)

    Repetitive Motion Injuries (Ergonomics)The Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMI) standard, commonly referred to as the Ergonomics standard, requires employers to address workplace injuries that are caused by repetitive motion.  More »

  • Heat Illness Prevention Plans

    Heat Illness Prevention PlansEmployers with outdoor workplaces must prepare an emergency heat illness plan and train workers on steps to take if someone develops heat illness.  More »

  • Providing Personal Protective Equipment

    Providing Personal Protective EquipmentStandards governing the use of chemicals in the workplace or the use of certain types of machinery may require you to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect your employees in certain circumstances  More »

  • Health Care Workers

    Health Care WorkersThe Hospital Patient and Health Care Worker Injury Protection Act requires employers to adopt a patient protection and health care worker back and musculoskeletal injury prevention plan.  More »

  • Amusement Ride Safety

    Amusement Ride SafetyThe Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) regulates the safe installation, repair, maintenance, use, operation and inspection of all amusement rides for the public’s protection.   More »

  • Other Standards to Consider

    Other Standards to ConsiderOther specific Cal/OSHA standards may apply to your organization, especially if you work in a designated high hazard industry.   More »

  • Why You Must Maintain These Plans

    Why You Must Maintain These PlansIf you don't maintain required safety plans, Cal/OSHA can cite you for violating the applicable standard.   More »

  • Creating a Written Program

    Creating a Written ProgramWhen you create a written program, either for your IIPP or to comply with any other standard, base it on processes and policies you implement for your organization.  More »