Why was the Cal/OSHA Notice updated?
The Cal/OSHA “Safety and Health Protection on the Job” notice to employees (Cal/OSHA Notice) has been updated to reflect the new address of the Santa Ana Cal/OSHA Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) office. The new address is 2 MacArthur Place, Suite 270, Sana Ana, CA 92707. The Cal/OSHA Notice has a new revision date of August 2019.
Are employers required to post the update?
Every employer must promptly post and keep posted the Cal/OSHA Notice containing the current addresses and telephone numbers of DOSH offices. (8 Cal. Code Regs. [CCR] § 340)
Where should notices be posted?
The Cal/OSHA Notice must be posted in a conspicuous place where notices to employees are customarily posted. Every employer must post at least one Cal/OSHA Notice in each physical location where business is conducted or where services or industrial operations are performed. (8 CCR § 340)
What about traveling or remote workers?
Where employees are engaged in activities which are physically dispersed, such as construction or transportation, the Cal/OSHA Notice must be posted at each location to which employees report each day. Where employees do not usually work at, or report to, a single establishment, the notice(s) must be posted at the location(s) from which the employees carry out their activities. (8 CCR § 340)
What’s the easiest way to comply with the posting update?
The easiest, most economical way for employers to comply is with a Cal/OSHA Peel ‘N Post™ update sticker. The sticker is designed to cover the out of date Cal/OSHA posting on existing California All-On-One™ Posters. We have a Peel ‘N Post for Mobile Poster Paks™, too. If it’s time for a fresh start, choose the compete California All-On-One™ Poster. When choosing your posting solution, remember that employers are required to “take steps to insure that [Cal/OSHA] notices are not altered, defaced or covered by other material.” (8 CCR § 340)
The bad news?
Failure to post the Cal/OSHA Safety and Health Protection on the Job notice is a regulatory violation. This year, the maximum civil penalty for a posting violation is $1,000. (8 CCR § 340). The regulations call for a minimum proposed penalty of $500. Play it safe – order your update today!