Although the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) recently issued a new version of its state labor law poster called “Safety and Health Protection on the Job”, this update is not a required change

In fact the listing for this required safety poster on the Cal/OSHA Publications Page, which has a link to the new November 2009 version, includes the following statement:  “Previous edition may be used. 

The “previous edition” referred to is the February 2006 Cal/ OSHA poster.  This poster is included on our current California labor law poster with a publication date of 12-08. 

Although we posted a blog on this topic on March 4th, we feel it is important to emphasize that the February 2006 version of the Cal/OSHA poster is still in compliance since other poster companies have issued numerous news releases stating that California employers must update their state labor law poster. 

Poster Compliance Center prides itself on being “the employer’s most reliable resource”.  An essential part of being reliable is that we only tell our customers they need to update their labor law posters when the change is required. 

For further information about the California labor law poster or other labor law poster questions, go to the Poster Compliance Center California state poster page or call 1-800-322-3636.