OSHD works collaboratively with all City departments towards our shared goal of managing risk for the benefit of the safety and wellness of the City workforce. In order to provide a safe and hazard-free workplace for our employees, many core functions come into play. We achieve our mission through various means, including support and guidance, outreach and training, compliance assistance, and technical expertise.
outreach & training
- Issue safety programs, procedures, bulletins and other resources
- Facilitate/host/hold safety professional working group meetings to share best safety practices
- Roll out health and safety training
- Monitor the implementation and on-going reporting functions of Mayoral Executive Directive No. 18
- Monitor compliance with City, departmental, and applicable State and Federal occupational safety and health standards
- Oversee accident, incident, near-miss events, and associated corrective action
- Maintain departmental data regarding safety training, injuries, and OSHA correspondence, etc.
- Conduct on-site safety inspections for hazard identification and exposure assessments in office and field settings
- Provide ergonomic assessments and support
- Perform industrial hygiene and indoor air quality surveys
- Provide support and collaboration with safety policy and program development
- Conduct trend analysis of departmental safety data for risk assessment and liability exposure
- Provide recommendations for safety improvements
Safety is our job! Our most valuable asset is our people. Nothing is more important than our safety and well-being. The following short video and safety message is brought to you by the Personnel Department's staff and employees.
for CITY EMPLOYEES
City employees can request an ergonomic assessment and/or ergonomic training as well as access various safety program documents, program templates, and various other safety tools and resources on OSHD's Intranet webpage.
Note that the following links are for City Employees ONLY and can only be accessed while using City's computer networks.
gm's quarterly reporting
If you are submitting General Manager’s Quarterly Reporting Metrics covering the prior quarter, fill out the General Manager's Quarterly Reporting Metrics Google Form.
- Claims Per 100 Employees
- Accident Investigation Forms (Form 5020) and Supervisor's Accident Investigation Forms
- Reasonable Accommodations
reporting & investigation
If you are a City employee or a supervisor and would like to report a near-miss or a work-related injury or illness, please fill out all forms relating to your incident.
Use the Safety Notification Reporting Form to notify the Citywide Safety Administrator of safety-related issues within 24 hours of knowledge.
- Any regulatory inquiry, citation, notice of violation, final order along with any pertinent document (forward to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Any fatality or serious injury or illness that triggers notification to a regulatory agency
- Any single incident or exposure where the department is aware that three or more employees have reported health issue(s)
- Any site visit by a local or state regulatory agency (e.g., Cal/OSHA, DPH, or SCAQMD)
- Any on-site incident that becomes subject of significant public attention or media coverage
- Any incident where a building is evacuated for unsafe condition
If you want to report a vehicle content, complete the Vehicle Accident Form 88 found on OHSD's Intranet webpage.