Your daily life is made safer, and some of your biggest purchases made worry free, thanks to the work of the roughly 500 members of the California Association of Regulatory Investigators and Inspectors (CARII).
Our inspectors will even follow you into the grave to make sure a funeral home delivers on its commitment. But mostly we keep an eye on the here and now.
Our licensing inspectors with the Department of Motor Vehicles make sure auto dealers, their sales force, and driving schools are properly certified and operating legally, and our investigators for the Bureau of Automotive Repair help keep California’s air clean by cracking down on fraudulent smog certifications. But CARII’s contribution to the environment doesn’t stop there.
Our marine terminal safety inspectors with the State Lands Commission make sure oil tankers and other freighters do not release toxic waste into California’s bays and rivers. They often will go where the Coast Guard and federal agencies fear to tread, in order to make sure a rickety ship doesn’t spew any hazardous material.
A home is the biggest purchase in many people’s lives. But this piece of the American dream can turn into a nightmare under the spell of shady contractors. Our sworn peace officers with the Contractors State License Board keep the heat on crooked developers by conducting stings and clamping the cuffs on unscrupulous home builders. And our specialists with the Structural Pest Control Boardsearch out bad exterminators who fail to keep your home free of termites and other foundation-destroying insects.
CARII-member Bureau of Electronics & Appliance Repair inspectors work to ensure your household appliances do not engulf people in flames.
Everyone frequently uses either a barber, beautician, esthetician, nail salon, or electrolysis specialist, and our licensing examiners and inspectors for the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology are hard at work making sure these practitioners are properly trained and performing their jobs safely. Leaving a barber shop with lice or – even worse – an esthetician with a case of herpes from a re-used wax swab can have much longer consequences than a simple hair removal.
And while we will not literally follow you into the grave, our inspectors for Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers are working to make sure loved ones are stored or buried properly and the funeral home is living up to its commitment and contract.
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