Employers’ Program to Prevent
Injuries and Illnesses
California law requires your employer to have an effective
injury and illness prevention program (IIPP) that includes
training and instruction on safe work practices and an effective
system for your employer to communicate with you and
your coworkers. (See page 4 for more information about IIPP
requirements.) You should actively participate in the training
provided by your employer, learn how to recognize health
and safety hazards, and inform your employer about any
hazards you discover. Your employer must have a system to
encourage reporting hazards without fear of retaliation and
must correct hazards in a timely manner.
You have the right to file a complaint about a workplace
hazard with Cal/OSHA, the state agency that investigates
and enforces health and safety requirements in California
workplaces. If you choose to give your name, Cal/OSHA will
keep your name confidential, unless you request otherwise.
To file a complaint, call the Cal/OSHA district office serving
the location of your job. To find the right district office, use
one of these options:
• Go online and follow instructions for filing a complaint.
Or go to Cal/OSHA’s home page at www.dir.ca.gov/dosh,
and link to “File a workplace safety complaint.”
• View a map showing Cal/OSHA district offices and the
counties they serve. Or go to Cal/OSHA’s home page at
www.dir.ca.gov/dosh, link to “Locations - Enforcement
offices,” and then link to “map of the Cal/OSHA
Enforcement regional and district offices.”
• By phone, call 1-866-924-9757, press or say “2” for Cal/
OSHA, then enter or say the zip code of your job site.