This document was prepared at the request of the California Department of Industrial Relations and the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation. Its objective is to examine the role of different inspection types in the enforcement program of the California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) program and to identify changes that might be considered, as well as areas for further study. The chief audience for the study is the community concerned with occupational safety and health nationally, but especially in California.
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Cal-OSHA Inspections and Serious Violation Rates
Complaint Inspections and Injury Rates
Disparities in Complaint Inspection Rates Between Northern and Southern California Counties
Reporting of Accidents to Cal-OSHA
Multiple Inspections at the Same Establishment
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