What is a Cal/OSHA Consultation?

The Cal/OSHA Consultation Service can suggest sources both governmental and private for information, advice and training aids to help you develop and maintain your safety program. Consultations are free, and other services are available at a cost.

As an employer, you can receive free assistance from the Cal/OSHA Consultation Services in regards to developing, improving or maintaining a safe and healthful work place.


Cal/OSHA consultants help employers by:

  • Identifying actual and potential safety or health hazards in the workplace and finding solutions to eliminate or control them.
  • Identifying sources of help for employers in further technical assistance is needed.
  • Providing a written report summarizing the finding of any consultation visit.
  • Interpreting applicable safety and health standards.
  • Helping establish or improve worksite Injury and Illness Prevention Programs.
  • Helping develop and/or conduct safety and health training of both supervisory and non-supervisory personnel.

How do I request a Cal/OSHA Consultation?

You may request these services by calling your District Office directly. http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/DistrictOffices.htm

Can I be cited during a Cal/OSHA Consultation?

Consultants provide employers with suggestions, resources and assistance. They do not issue citations, assess penalties, or inform DOSH of their work with an employer.

The services provided by Cal/OSHA Consultation Services are entirely separate and distinct from the enforcement activities of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).

By completing a survey performed by Cal/OSHA Consultation Service and creating an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program, employers greatly reduce the risk of receiving citations and penalties from DOSH.