SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board (OSHAB) has launched an online system that makes it easier for employers to file appeals of Cal/OSHA citations. The new OSHAB Appeals Scheduling and Information System (OASIS) allows employers to file appeal documents electronically, receive instant confirmation of a successful submission and track the status of their appeal.
"OASIS brings employers the added convenience of online filing of appeals without the paper and mail process of the past," said OSHAB Chairperson Art Carter. "The new system makes the appeals process easier to navigate and allows filers to track their appeals electronically."
OASIS users will create an account in the system's secure environment before filling out and submitting required forms and uploading supporting documents as part of an appeal package. Filers can save their work in progress and complete it at their convenience.
"DIR is pleased to implement the OSHAB system—it is part of an overall department strategy to be efficient and effective," said DIR Director Christine Baker. OSHAB is one of the boards within DIR.
OASIS notifies an employer if their appeal is missing any information before submission. Once the appeal is filed, the employer receives details about next steps in the process, updates on their case, and can view the OSHAB calendar to see when hearing dates are scheduled.
More information on OASIS is posted on the OSHAB website, including FAQs and tips. Assistance is available by contacting the Appeals Board by phone at (916) 274-5751 or toll free at (877) 252-1987 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OSHAB is a three-member judicial body appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate which handles appeals from private and public-sector employers regarding citations issued by Cal/OSHA for alleged violation of workplace safety and health laws and regulations. The mission of the Appeals Board is to fairly, timely and efficiently resolve appeals and to provide clear, consistent guidance to the public, thereby promoting workplace safety and health.
Members of the press may contact Erika Monterroza or Peter Melton at (510) 286-1161, and are encouraged to subscribe to get email alerts on DIR's press releases or other departmental updates.
The California Department of Industrial Relations, established in 1927, protects and improves the health, safety, and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners, and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. DIR is housed within the Labor & Workforce Development Agency. For general inquiries, contact DIR's Communications Call Center at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734) for help in locating the appropriate division or program in our department.
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SOURCE California Department of Industrial Relations