The Occupational Health Branch (OHB) promotes safe and healthy workplaces for all Californians.
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.
HESIS 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. _________________________________________________