Air Compressors/Air Compressor Inspectors

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The Department of Industrial Relations, California Occupational Safety and Health Division (CAL/OSHA), licenses and regulates inspectors of commercial propane use, high pressure boilers, any steam-generated machinery, compressors or receivers at gas stations, etc. Inspectors must take a national board exam and show proficiency in the operation of pressure vessels.


The CAL/OSHA Pressure Vessel Unit is responsible under Labor Code sections 7620, et seq., for the inspection of boilers (any fired or unfired pressure vessel used to generate steam pressure by the application of heat), and tanks (any fired or unfired pressure vessel used for the storage of air pressure or liquefied petroleum gases).


CAL/OSHA Headquarters 455 Golden Gate Avenue, 10th Floor San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 703-5070 www.dir.ca.gov


Northern Office Oakland PV Headquarters Office 1515 Clay Street,Suite 1032 Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-3273 (510) 6222-3063 Fax www.dir.ca.gov Email capvinsp@dir.ca.gov


Southern Office Santa Ana PV District Office 2000 E. McFadden Ave., Suite 215 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 567-7208 (714) 567-7297 Fax e-mail - capvinsp@dir.ca.gov


Local County Weights and Measures, under the California Department of Food and Agriculture, can take inquiries/complaints on regulation of air compressors at filling stations that require the consumer to insert money into a machine for air, etc.


See Also: Weights and Measures (County)

Other referrals: Labor Code 7620-7676, Chapter 3.2, California Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (CalOSHA); Subchapter 2, Regulations of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health.



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