Safety Unit

Safety Programs

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  • Nurse donning Protevtive mask

    Aerosol Transmissible Disease - The Cal-OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Disease standard was designed to make recommended public health practices in infection control legally enforceable. It applies to workplaces at high risk for infectious diseases such as hospitals, clinics, emergency medical services, laboratories, prisons and homeless shelters.

  • Asbestos Sign

    Asbestos Exposure Control - Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that was used in numerous building materials and vehicle products for its strength and ability to resist heat and corrosion before its dangerous health effects were discovered.

  • Broken Glass with blood on it.

    Bloodborne Pathogens - Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms that thrive in human blood and can cause disease in humans if blood-to-blood contact is made between infected and healthy individuals

  • Confined Space Warning Sign on a Wall

    Confined Spaces  - Confined Spaces can present physical and atmospheric hazards that can be mitigated if addressed prior to entering the space to perform work. Please follow the link for further information on confined space entry.

  • Photo of Construction Site at Sunset

    Construction Safety - Construction activities conducted by county employees are often comprised of a wide range of activities involving residential construction, bridge erection, roadway paving, excavations, demolitions, and large scale painting jobs.Employers are required to implement safety precautions throughout a work site that provides for the safety of workers while they are performing their assigned tasks.

  • Photo of a Lock Out/Tag Out Lock

    Control of Hazardous Energy - During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy can result in serious injury or death to workers. Following appropriate Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) protocols can mitigate the hazard and protect workers.

  • Safety Management Diagram

    County Safety Management Program - The Sonoma County Safety Management Program provides for the safety, health and security of all County employees and the public we serve. This responsibility extends to all employees, volunteers, contractors, visitors and the public conducting business on behalf of the County of Sonoma. This policy applies to all agencies, departments and special districts under the direct control and governing authority of the Board of Supervisors.

  • Ergonomics Lifting Display

    Economics Program - The goal of an effective workplace Ergonomics Program is to prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) as a result of day to day activities in the work environment.

  • Photo of worker wearing a fall protection harness and lanyard.

    Fall Protection - Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of exposed edges, roofs, overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls.

  • Vehicles sitting in traffic

    Fleet Safety - A comprehensive Driver Safety Program should work to keep the driver, and those with whom he/she shares the road, safe.

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Contact Information

Safety Unit

Risk Management Division

Human Resources Department

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
575 Administration Drive
Room 116 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465237, -122.725363

Employee Fire Assistance

Information and Resources

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Disaster Leave, Local Assistance Center, Benefit Information, and more!

State of California CAL-OSHA Department of Industrial Relations