Upcoming Webinar:
Unequal Rights: The Patchwork of State and Local Labor Protections in the U.S.

Kristen Harknett, PhD
September 27th, 2023 | 12-1 PM
October Webinar:
The Future of Work is Now: First Results from the California Work and Health Survey

Ed Yelin, PhD
October 25, 2023 | 12-1 PM

The California Labor Laboratory, a NIOSH Center of Excellence for Total Worker Health®


The mission of the California Labor Laboratory is to extend the pursuit of health and safety for workers in traditional employment to those in a wide range of alternative arrangements in partnership with affected communities. The Labor Lab is designed to document the extent to which these new forms of work are being used, to gauge their effect on the health of the working age population of the State, and to engage with workers, employers, and policymakers to mitigate these effects.

Collaborating Organizations

UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Click to learn more.

LOHP. Safe Jobs. Healthy Lives. Labor Occupational Health Program. University of California, Berkeley. Click to learn more. California Department of Public Health. Click to learn more.

Healthy Workplaces, an interdisciplinary center. Click to learn more.
UC Berkeley Labor Center. Click to learn more.


UCSF Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Department of Medicine. Click to learn more.

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Click to learn more.

SHIFT Project. Click to learn more.


The CA Labor Lab is housed within the Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. The Lab is a collaborative venture of investigators from several departments at UCSF and UC Berkeley, along with partners at the California Department of Public Health, UCLA School of Public Health, and Harvard University Kennedy School. The Lab is funded through the NIOSH Total Worker Health® program.

Total Worker Health® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Participation by the California Labor Laboratory does not imply endorsement by HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.