The Human Resources Safety Division is committed to promoting the health and safety of Riverside County employees, and visitors through appropriate and effective consultation, training, support, and guidance on health and safety matters.  The Division partners with all County departments to promote a hazard free working environment.

The Safety Division assists in administering the safety and loss prevention program to protect county employees, those who visit county facilities or receive county services.  It also provides safety policy development, audits, support services, as well as internal training.

The core functions of the Safety Division are the following:

  • Provide training to assist county departments, agencies, and districts in meeting Cal/OSHA-required safety training standards
  • Conduct regularly scheduled and/or emergency safety and industrial hygiene inspections and provides written reports with recommended corrective action 
  • Conduct onsite ergonomic evaluations, make workstation / work practice adjustments at the time of evaluation and provide long-term corrective recommendation in a written report 
  • Conduct accident investigations to determine cause of accident and to develop recommendations to prevent future accidents 
  • Review and/or assist in the creation of department required written safety programs which include but are not limited to Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Hazard Communications Program, Blood Borne Pathogens Program, Respiratory Protection Program, Emergency Action Plan, Lockout / Block-Out Program 
  • Develop injury and illness prevention training materials
  • Act as the County’s liaison with outside regulatory agencies on matters pertaining to occupational safety and health 
  • Interpret and implement applicable statutory and regulatory legal requirements pertaining to occupational safety and health and continuously monitor those requirements for any changes that could affect the County’s legal obligations 
  • Conduct required safety training to Employees throughout Riverside County; Trainings include but are not limited to:


 Repetitive Motion Injury Prevention (ergonomics)  CPR & First Aid Hazardous Communications 
 Employee Workplace Violence Prevention  CPR / Automatic External Defibrillator  Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors
  Supervisor Workplace Violence Prevention Blood borne Pathogens   Additional specialized training is provided and/or coordinated as needed
 Supervisor Safety Training  Airborne Pathogens  MRSA Prevention
 Driver Safety Awareness  Forklift Training  Provide policy guidance on occupational safety and health issues to County Department Heads and/or their designee(s)

  • Administer the County’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (DOT) required alcohol and drug testing program for “safety sensitive" positions. 
  • Administer the County’s California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull-Notice Program.  The pull-notice program allows the County to verify that an employee or prospective employee has a valid California Drivers license.  Additionally, the pull-notice program provides immediate notice when driving privileges are about to be suspended or revoked by the DMV. 
  • Administer and coordinate the County’s Safety Advisory Committee / Vehicle Accident Review Board 
  • Administer the County’s Board of Supervisors approved Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program.  Administration of the program included identifying locations for placement, assisting with ordering assisting and purchasing the equipment, training employees, effecting the actual placement of the equipment, ensuring that the equipment is maintained properly and replaced as needed and reporting any usage of the equipment to the appropriate authorities.  The County currently has approximately 267 AEDs in service.

County of Riverside Safety Division Office

3403 Tenth Street, Suite 501

Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: 951-955-3520  /  Fax: 951-955-9200