The Occupational Health Branch (OHB) promotes safe and healthy workplaces for all Californians.
OHB's COVID-19 & the Workplace website features a robust suite of worker-focused digital media tools and resources for using best practices to prevent COVID on the job and staying up-to-date on California guidance.
2019-2020 Annual Report to the California Legislature describes how the
program’s work extends far beyond its original legislative mandate to “establish
and operate a repository of current data on toxic materials and harmful
physical agents” used in California workplaces. Highlights include examples
of how HESIS investigates new workplace hazards to provide “early warning” to
protect worker health; its critical role in promoting protective occupational
health standards by providing toxicological information and recommending
health-protective exposure limits to Cal/OSHA; and its unique contributions to the
CDPH response to the COVID-19 pandemic. _________________________________________________