Domestic Worker Occupational Safety & Health
There are over 300,000 domestic workers who work
as housekeepers, nannies, and caregivers in private
homes in California, yet these household workers have been categorically excluded from basic health and safety protections provided by Cal/OSHA. 75% of domestic workers in California are immigrant women of color, and they suffer from a range of occupational and health hazards, from musculoskeletal injuries to exposure to hazards like wildfires and COVID-19. SB 321 would remove the current exclusion of domestic workers from Cal/OSHA protections, so domestic workers can have the same legal right as other workers to healthy and safe workplaces.