Division of Occupational Safety and Health in the Labor Code
DOSH was required to issue a progress report to the Legislature
By Chris Micheli, May 5, 2023 6:43 am
California Labor Code Division 1, Chapter 7.5 is on the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). Labor Code Section 175 establishes DOSH as the lead agency in providing for public health and safety, as well as worker health and safety in the construction, maintenance, and operation of any liquefied petroleum gas storage facility.
As the lead agency, DOSH is required to request any state or local agency having statutory public health and safety jurisdiction over any part of the construction, maintenance, or operation of any liquefied petroleum gas storage facility, other than a facility owned or maintained by a public utility, to exercise its statutory jurisdiction in relation to such facility, and report to the Legislature any instance in which such jurisdiction was not exercised.
Labor Code Section 176 provides legislative findings and declarations that the Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act was enacted in 1973 to provide for the removal of language barriers that prevent the people of this state who are not proficient in English from effectively accessing government services and otherwise communicating with their government.
The Legislature further finds and declares that limited-English-proficient individuals will benefit from increased language-based access to the programs and services of DOSH. In addition, the terms “public contact position,” “investigative position,” and “limited-English-proficient” are defined.
DOSH is required to make all efforts to ensure that limited-English-proficient persons can communicate effectively with DOSH. DOSH was required to issue a progress report to the Legislature on the implementation of this section with specified information.
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