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Safety & Health

The mission of Occupational Safety & Health Division (OSHD) is to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for all City employees, City contractors, volunteers, and vendors; maintain compliance with all applicable law and regulations; promote positive attitude towards safety by establishing safety and health objectives for all levels of management and employees.

OSHD's Services

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.

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support & guidance

  • Assist with all matters related to employees’ safety and health
  • Support departments with OSHA/regulatory agency site visits, inquiries, and correspondence
  • Monitor and advise on any health and safety related regulatory changes and their impact on department’s operations
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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
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compliance
assistance

  • 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.

technical expertise

  • 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.

safety resources

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 links below are for City Employees ONLY and can only be accessed while using City's computer networks.

contact information

MAIN PHONE LINE
213-378-3611

EMAIL
per.safety@lacity.org

CITY'S SAFETY ADMINISTRATOR
NAJMA BASHAR

213-473-7097
najma.bashar@lacity.org