7350 Department of Industrial Relations
Major Program Changes
- Elevator Inspections - The Budget includes an increase of $4.4 million Elevator Safety Account and 27.5 positions to meet annual inspection requirements for approximately 108,000 conveyances throughout the state. The Budget also proposes a fee holiday for routine elevator inspections and an ongoing reduction in the inspection fee.
- Occupational Safety and Health Inspections - The Budget includes an increase of $4.6 million Occupational Safety and Health Fund to phase in 44 positions (24.5 position equivalents in 2015-16) and perform an increase of nearly 1,400 additional workplace health and safety enforcement inspections each year. These resources will bring the percentage of California workplaces inspected each year in line with the national average, and nearly triple the number of targeted inspections of workplaces in California's high hazard industries.